Several batches of Kellogg's Special K "Red Berries" cereal have been recalled due to potential contamination, reports NBC News.
The recall was announced Tuesday after glass pieces were found in one batch of the ingredients used to make the cereal. So far, no injuries have been reported.
By issuing a recall before anyone gets hurt, Kellogg is trying to play it safe. The costs and inconvenience associated with a recall are a lot less than the costs of defending a potential lawsuit.
A recall is a measure taken by a company when its product is deemed unsafe. The key legal issue with a recall is the danger of ending up in a product liability lawsuit. That's when a consumer sues for an injury that arises after using a defective product or a product that is inherently dangerous.
The Special K "Red Berries" recall extends to the following packages:
Consumers who bought these batches of Special K "Red Berries" can call the Kellogg consumer center at (800) 962-1413 or visit the company's website. Kellogg is offering coupons to those consumers in lieu of replacing the cereal.