Little Crèmes Organic Rice Milk Snacks Potential Choking Hazard

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September 5, 2014, the Emeryville-based Plum Organics company in California sent out a press release voluntarily recalling its Little Crèmes organic rice milk snacks due to a potential choking hazard. Plum received complaints from consumers, including reports of injuries that the packet doesn’t dissolve in the mouth like they should. The small, bite-sized snack pieces are designed to soften in a child’s mouth in less than 20 seconds in order to make them easy to swallow. But some pieces took much longer than the 20 seconds and created a potential choking hazard, particularly for babies and tiny tots.

This recall affects the entire line of Plum Organics Little Cremes snacks. Included are Super Purples (acai, blackberry and purple carrot), Super Reds (pomegranate, beet and berry) and Super Greens (kale, apple and sweet potato). No other Plum Organics products are affected by this recall.

If you have purchased a package of Little Crèmes and have any of these rice milk snacks in your pantry, you should immediately throw them away and don’t feed them to your children. Plum Organics asks that people who have bought Little Crèmes to contact them directly for reimbursement. People can call the Plum Organics Consumer Hotline 866-535-3774 which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or send an email to info@plumorganics.com with “Little Cremes” in the subject line.

The recalled products were shipped nationwide to grocery stores, big box stores, specialty stores and online retailers in the United States. Affected packages are marked with a “best by” date in the form of 05AUG14 to BB 12AUG15.

1559Baby Little Crèmes Sweet Potato Kale Apple – 8ct84667500033084667500155905AUG14 to BB 12AUG15
1542Baby Little Crèmes Blackberry Acai – 8ct84667500034784667500154205AUG14 to BB 12AUG15
1535Baby Little Crèmes Beet Berry Pomegranate – 8ct84667500032384667500153505AUG14 to BB 12AUG15

For more information visit: www.plumorganics.com, view pictures of the labels: Photo: Product Labels, or view pictures of the recalled products on the FDA’s Flickr Photo Album.

 

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