"Konjac" is an ingredient in mini-cup gel candies, once popular with kids. It also goes by the name of conjac, yam flour, knnyaku, or glucomannan. These gel candies usually come in individual, mouth-sized servings in several flavors. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers this candy an unacceptable choking hazard. Infants, children, and the elderly should be particularly wary.
What is the Risk from Konjac?
Those who consume products made with Konjac are exposing themselves to the risk of choking. Many local authorities have reported the deaths of children from choking. These deaths occurred after the children consumed gel candies containing Konjac. Deaths have also been reported in other countries.
What Actions Have Been Taken Concerning Konjac?
The FDA has issued warnings about the consumption of these gel candies. The FDA is continuing its efforts to inform the public about the dangers of these candies. Numerous manufacturers have ceased production and recalled the candies. If you find these candies in any store, you should contact the local FDA office with detailed information about the candy.
Do I Need a Lawyer if I Have Been Injured by Konjac Candies?
If you or a loved one has been injured by Konjac candies you should consider contacting an experienced products liability attorney. A products liability attorney can help you recover damages for your injuries.