The joy and delight that candy brings to children can sometimes be overshadowed by unforeseen hazards. Such is the tragic story of the Cocco Candy rolling candy, distributed by KGR Distribution Corp., which has now become the center of a nationwide recall. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has alerted the public of a dire concern associated with this particular candy. The rolling mechanism in the candy, a ball, can unexpectedly detach and become a serious choking hazard for children. The gravity of the situation is further highlighted by the devastating report of a young 7-year-old girl from New York who tragically lost her life in April due to this defect.
The candy in question comes in a 2 fluid ounce package and boasts an assortment of flavors that include sour strawberry, sour Tutti Frutti, and sour cola. Those concerned about the product they’ve purchased can find detailed information regarding the unit, display, and carton barcodes on the CPSC’s official website, cpsc.gov. As per the information available, this candy has been manufactured in Turkey and was available for purchase both in physical stores across the U.S. and online via KGR’s website between May 2022 and March 2023.
Legal Recourse for Victims and Their Families
When products designed for children lead to injury or, in the worst cases, death, the victims and their families have the right to seek legal recourse. Pursuing a lawsuit can help to recover damages for medical expenses, emotional distress, and in tragic situations, even funeral expenses.
The lawsuit process begins with filing a complaint, detailing the specifics of the incident and the damages being sought. Throughout the legal journey, having one of our seasoned attorneys can be invaluable. Not only can we guide victims through the complexities of the law, but we can also provide expert assistance with evidence gathering, case strategy, and negotiations. Product liability lawsuits, like the potential ones arising from the Cocco Candy incident, require a deep understanding of both legal and product standards. Parker Waichman LLP is one of the leading national product liability law firms and we have recovered billions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Damages in product liability lawsuits can be extensive. They might encompass compensatory damages (both economic and non-economic), and in cases where the manufacturer’s conduct is deemed exceptionally negligent, punitive damages might also be awarded. Contact Parker Waichman LLP today to understand what types of compensation you may be able to recover.
Parker Waichman LLP: Advocates for Consumer Safety
If you or a loved one have been affected by the rolling candy or any other potentially harmful product, the national product injury law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, is here to assist you. As defenders of consumer rights, they offer a free consultation to evaluate your situation and guide you on the best path forward. Remember, when seeking justice, you need a dedicated team by your side. Reach out to Parker Waichman LLP at 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to ensure your rights are upheld and your voice is heard.
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