FURminator deShedding Ultra Premium Dog Conditioner Recalled Over Bacterial Contamination

Spectrum Brands Pet Care Issues Recall For FURminator deShedding Ultra Premium Dog Conditioner Over Risk of Exposure to Bacteria

FURminator deShedding Ultra Premium Dog Conditioner Recalled Over Bacterial Contamination

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (June 25, 2024) – Spectrum Brands Pet Care has issued a recall of its 1 gallon container of FURminator deShedding Ultra Premium Dog Conditioner.

The recall was issued on June 6, 2024 and about 102,000 containers were sold. Recalled containers may contain bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

This bacteria is typically not harmful for people with healthy immune systems. People with weakened immune systems who are exposed to Pseudomonas aeruginosa face the risk of serious infection and may require medical treatment.

The UPC listed on the label is 854460001073. Affected lot numbers for units sold without a pump are 211102. FURminator deShedding Ultra Premium Dog Conditioner was being sold online at Amazon.com and Chewy.com.

Liability For Injuries Caused By Bacterial Contamination

Bacterial contamination in consumer products remains a major cause of serious injury and death in the United States. Most of the illnesses involve food products. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.” There are a number of ailments associated with exposure to Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

  • Respiratory Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Ear Infections
  • Eye Infections
  • Endocarditis
  • Sepsis

Depending on the facts of any case, there could be numerous sources of liability for any instance of bacterial contamination. Companies have a legal obligation to create products that are reasonably safe. They could be held strictly liable for injuries caused by products with design defects. Design defects are inherent to the way that a product is created.

The company that manufactured consumer goods could also be liable. There are strict safety protocols when it comes to creating consumer goods. Companies must make sure that these safety protocols are adequately followed. When a company fails to take reasonable steps to prevent bacterial contamination, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are a number of reasons to consider hiring an attorney if you’ve been injured by a product.

  • An attorney can examine your case free of charge and let you know what your legal options are.
  • An attorney will investigate your case and identify all liable parties.
  • An attorney can help get you compensation for your injuries.

One of the greatest benefits of hiring a product liability attorney is the financial arrangement they work on. There are no up-front costs associated with hiring an attorney, and they only get paid by the opposing party if they are able to successfully resolve your claim. Companies that make consumer goods have demonstrated time and time again that they will do everything in their power to deny liability if someone is injured by their product. This is why it is so important to seek the guidance of skilled legal counsel.

Getting Legal Help After Injuries Caused By Bacterial Contamination

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates were deeply concerned to hear about the bacterial contamination of the FURminator deShedding Ultra Premium Dog Conditioner. There needs to be a thorough investigation into the source of the contamination. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent similar incidents.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured by the FURminator deShedding Ultra Premium Dog Conditioner? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to under the law. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.