When Ohio residents visit the grocery store, an item on their lists may be bottled water. Many individuals across the state and country choose to consume bottled water for a variety of reasons, and it is not unusual to notice individuals with such items in their grocery carts. However, such products could become a hazard and the subject of possible product liability claims if the water is potentially contaminated.
It was recently reported that Niagara Bottling has issued a recall of some of its bottled water. The company issued the recall after it came to their attention that one of the water sources contained E. Coli. Though the recall was issued by one specific company, reports stated that 14 brands were affected under the recall.
At the time of the report no incidents of illness relating to the water had been brought to their attention. However, E. Coli can cause nausea, diarrhea and other effects that could prove quite serious to affected parties. Individuals should check the codes on their bottles if they purchased brands that are covered under the recall in order to determine whether their products may be affected.
Situations in which a consumer product has potentially been contaminated can cause much concern. If Ohio residents have consumed water covered under the recall and suffered ill affects, they may wish to consider their legal options. E. Coli infections can sometimes lead to hospitalization or even death under certain circumstances, and individuals who have been affected by such outcomes may wish to file product liability claims to seek compensation for medical bills and/or other damages.
Source: msn.com, “Several brands of bottled water recalled over E. Coli fears“, Gina Pace, June 23, 2015