Vitaflo USA has issued a recall of a product designed to be used in the dietary management of pediatric renal disease.
The product in question is Renastart 14.11 ounce cans. The batch number, which is listed on the underside of the product, is 12832. The recall was announced because certain of the items may have been labelled improperly. The product was shipped from December 29, 2011 to January 26, 2012, across the United States.
Renastart is a powdered medical food for patients one year and older. Usage of the misidentified product can lead to high potassium or sodium levels in the blood. These and other long term issues such as increased calcium, phosphorus, and protein levels can have a lasting impact on a user’s health and potentially lead to death.
No illnesses have been reported as yet. Consumers of the affected product should stop using it at once, and if a patient has already ingested the product, then a healthcare professional should be contacted immediately to help seek nutritional management alternatives and stave off adverse effects.
I’ve seen a number of recalls as a personal injury lawyer in Riverside, but the ones that sadden me the most are recalls aimed at products used by children, especially when said products are meant to benefit a child’s health. As an injury lawyer, I hope that all affected consumers learn about this recall information before it’s too late.