On February 4, 2021, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform’s Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy released a report entitled “Baby Foods Are Tainted with Dangerous Levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury” (the “Report”). According to the Report, several brands of baby food sold in the United States have “[i]nternal company standards [that] permit dangerously high levels of toxic heavy metals, and . . . that the manufacturers have often sold foods that exceeded these levels.” The Report further identified certain manufacturers, including Beech-Nut, Hain Celestial Gerber, Plumb, Walmart and others as having manufactured and sold baby food products which contain toxic heavy metals which exceed certain limits.
Scott+Scott has commenced actions throughout the United States on behalf of parents who purchased these baby food products seeking damages as well as injunctive relief to prevent baby food manufacturers from selling such products containing toxic heavy metals.