Wexler Boley & Elgersma is currently investigating claims that several several best-selling baby food brands may be contaminated by detectable levels of heavy metals and perchlorate. If you believe that you or a loved one have been harmed, contact us today to discuss joining a potential contaminated baby food lawsuit.
A recent U.S. House of Representatives report revealed that Beech-Nut, Gerber, and Earth’s Best were among a number of baby food brands exposed as containing heavy metals like arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. The report determined that not only are these potentially dangerous substances present in major baby food brands, but the companies permit these levels as “acceptable” internally.
These results echo previous reports from 2019, when Wexler Boley & Elgersma informed clients of a study performed by Healthy Babies Bright Futures, which found similar heavy metals present in major baby food brands.
The Dangers of Contaminated Baby Food
Parents and guardians rely on baby food manufacturers to provide the vitamins and nutrients infants need to grow and develop. But the presence of toxins like lead and arsenic in major baby food brands may be dangerous to developing infants and children.
Lead, mercury, and other heavy metals are known as neurotoxic substances and can cause serious and irreparable harm to the nervous system. Even trace amounts found in food can alter and impede a child’s developing brain, negatively affecting their intelligence and personality.
What Brands are Affected?
In its report, the House of Representatives concluded that consumers who purchased the following baby food brands in the last four years may have been affected:
- Earth’s Best
- Happy Baby
- Parent’s Choice
- Plug Organics
If you or a loved one have purchased one or more of these brands in the last four years, you may have a potential contaminated baby food lawsuit claim. Contact Wexler Boley & Elgersma today by submitting the form on this page to speak with an attorney investigating these claims.