Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Organic Rice Milk Snacks (?) Recalled Due to Potential Choking Risk

Plum Organics is recalling Organic Rice Milk Snacks after it was found that the snack did not soften fast enough, and thus constituted a choking hazard for small children.

 Not knowing what a rice milk snack is, thought it was worth a look.
Easy to see how this could be a choking hazard.

According to the website "Little Crèmes, a line of colorful bite-sized rice milk snacks made of real fruit & veggie blends that are perfect for tactile development and the introduction of new tastes and textures. A non-dairy alternative for sensitive bellies, each bite is a mix of pure flavors with creamy organic rice milk to create the perfect meltable, freeze-dried snack"

I guess snacks are important for tactile development?  As long as it stays in the hands and out of their throats.

I remember my mom gave my younger brothers Zwieback Toast.  Looks safer.  Not Organic, if that matters.  Way messy, at least the way my brother ate them.

FDA Recall Notice

Plum Organics Voluntarily Recalls Little Crèmes Organic Rice Milk Snacks Due to Potential Choking Hazard

Contact  Consumer:  (866) 535-3774
 Media:  Anna Burr  203-939-5261

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 5, 2014 - Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling its Little Crèmes organic rice milk snacks line after it was found that the product has the potential to cause choking. The small, bite-sized snack pieces are made to soften in a child’s mouth in less than 20 seconds making them easy to swallow. Some pieces were found to take significantly longer than this, creating a potential choking hazard, particularly for babies and very young children.

The recall affects all Little Crèmes varieties:
Super Purples (acai, blackberry & purple carrot),
Super Reds (pomegranate, beet & berry), and
Super Greens (kale, apple & sweet potato).

Item NumberDescriptionSelling Unit UPCCase UPCBest By Dates1559 Baby Little Crèmes Sweet Potato Kale Apple - 8ct 846675000330 846675001559 05AUG14 to BB 12AUG15
1542 Baby Little Crèmes Blackberry Acai - 8ct 846675000347 846675001542 05AUG14 to BB 12AUG15
1535 Baby Little Crèmes Beet Berry Pomegranate - 8ct 846675000323 846675001535 05AUG14 to BB 12AUG15

These products should not be consumed, and should be disposed of immediately.

The recalled products were shipped nationwide to grocery, mass, specialty and online retailers in the United States.

Plum is taking the necessary steps to remove all of this product from the marketplace after it received complaints from consumers, including reports of injuries. No other Plum Organics products are affected by this recall.

Plum Organics asks that people who have bought this product contact the company for reimbursement. People can call the Plum Organics Consumer Hotline 866-535-3774 which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or send an email to info@plumorganics.com.

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