Summertime is finally here! It is the best time of year for a family BBQ, which oftentimes involves hot dogs, hamburgers, and steaks. The most common staple at every summer cookout is hotdogs because they are quick and easy food to make. Recently, a popular hot dog brand company had its “dogs” recalled, due to concerns about safety.
On May 19, 2017, Nathan’s and Curtis hotdogs recalled more than 200,000 pounds of product, after the companies received multiple complaints of metal being found in packages. Nathan’s is one of the largest hot dog brands in the United States. The Company is well known for its annual hot dog eating contest at Coney Island.
According to sources, there were three separate reported incidents, where consumers found small metal scraps in the hot dog packaging. As soon as John Morrell & Co. out of Cincinnati, Ohio, was informed of the complaints, the company issued a recall. The products that were recalled were“ Nathan’s Skinless 8 Beef Franks” 14 oz, with an expiration date of August 19, 2017, and “Curtis Beef Master Franks” 16 oz with an expiration date of June 15, 2017.
These packages were shipped nationwide to an abundance of different retailers and have “Est. 296” stamped on the side of the package. It is important to inspect your hotdog packaging for these dates and marks before purchasing, cooking, and consuming the product in order to avoid any injury due to metal fragments.
To date, there have been no reported injuries. However, people are being advised to dispose of any purchased products, that fit the criteria of the recalled products or return them to the local store for a refund.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured from a defective product, it is important to contact an experienced New York personal injury lawyer who can advise you of your legal rights and remedies. The New York personal injury lawyers at Levine & Slavit, PLLC are experienced in handling complex personal injury matters throughout New York State. For more information or to schedule a consultation at our New York City personal injury law office, call (888) LAW-8088.