An Air Canada passenger found what appeared to be a sewing needle inside a pre-prepared sandwich while on a flight Monday July 30, 2012 from British Columbia to Toronto. This incident comes less than two weeks after two passengers suffered injuries from needles found in the meat of sandwiches served aboard four Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to the United States.
Food and other products sold and distributed on airplanes can present hazards, just as products sold on retail store shelves and online. All products in a chain of distribution must be properly designed, manufactured, tested and inspected prior to reaching end-users. Unfortunately, systems currently in place, whether for food items or manufactured goods, are often inadequate to protect consumers from preventable defects or hazards.
If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a defective product or negligence, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.