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Kellogg’s Recalls Special K ‘Red Berries’ After Glass Shards Found

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:

  • Regular 11.2 ounce retail packages with the UPC code of "38000 59923" and with the date December 2, 2013.
  • 37-ounce club store packages with the UPC code "38000 20940" and a date of November 30, 2013.
  • The 22.4-ounce twin-pack boxes with the UPC code "38000 78356" and the date of November 30, 2013.

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.

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