Glass Shards in TV Dinners Cause Recall

If you're like me, some days you just don't feel like cooking.  But when you reach for those tv dinners to reheat, did you know you could be at risk for swallowing glass or other harmful substances?  Before you swallow a hunk of glass and injure yourself, read the facts about the recent Lean Cuisine recall. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Lean Cuisine is recalling one of its popular tv dinners over fear that there may be glass shards in the dinner.  Only applicable to the Lean Cuisine Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli that expires in December 2013, lots numbered 2311587812 or 2312587812, consumers are at relatively low risk for swallowing hunks of glass. But to ensure complete safety, the company has issued a recall in conjunction with the FDA to enforce safety standards.

The Danger of Glass Shards in Food

When consumers bite down into their food, glass shards could present a serious hazard for injury.  These shards may appear to be small and therefore unobtrusive, but to swallow and digest glass, a person could seriously injure themselves.  This could include the following:

  • cutting their throat
  • perforating the lining of their stomach or intestines
  • internal bleeding
  • internal organ damage
  • pain and swelling
  • infection
  • death
If a consumer swallows glass, this could cause serious injuries.  Consumers are advised to inspect their Lean Cuisine Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli dinners to ensure that they are not included in the recalled lots.  If consumers find these recalled lots in their freezer, they should immediately return them to the supermarket explaining that they'd like a refund for the recalled item.  Or consumers should throw it out.  Consumers are advised against eating a product which may contain shards of glass for fear of injury.  

If you have been injured consuming products which contain shards of glass, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. You should contact a skilled product liability and personal injury attorney today.  Your injuries could be severe and a skilled attorney could help you to collect the money you need to move on with your life.