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Recalled bottled water continue to pose health risks

On Behalf of | May 7, 2021 | Personal Injury

According to the Food and Drug Administration, bottled water under the Real Water Inc. trademark is still available, despite the recall issued earlier in Delaware and across the country. The agency’s investigators conducted an audit of the manufacturer during March. They discovered that the company failed to notify several of its distributors to stop selling the water and concentrate due to a recall of the entire range of Real Water Inc. products.

The FDA reported that the range of bottled water was identified as the cause of a non-viral hepatitis outbreak. The agency says the company continues to sell the bottled water online.

What is non-viral hepatitis?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, acute non-viral hepatitis can occur suddenly as a liver inflammation, which could cause liver failure. The illness can follow exposure to the following:

  • Some medications
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Toxins
  • Contaminated food
  • Contaminated water
  • Herbal and dietary supplements
  • Home and traditional remedies
  • Chemicals like solvents, metals, pesticides and paint thinners
  • Wild-growing plants, like mushrooms

The reiteration by the FDA warns consumers of the dangers posed by Real Water products. It is crucial for consumers, distributors, restaurants and retailers not to drink, serve or sell this company’s alkaline water. Furthermore, people should not use it for cooking, and the agency also warned people not to serve it to their pets.

Consumers who developed hepatitis symptoms after consuming Real Water’s products should seek medical care and inform the doctor of their exposure. Victims in Delaware might have grounds to pursue financial relief through the civil justice system of the state. A successfully presented product liability lawsuit could bring a monetary judgment to cover financial and other damages.