CASPER, Wyo. — Parents and caregivers are advised by the FDA to avoid buying WanaBanana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches for or providing them to children due to potential elevated lead levels in the product, according to a news release by the Casper-Natrona County Health Department.
If toddlers or young children have ingested these pouches, parents and caregivers should promptly contact their child’s healthcare provider for guidance on obtaining a blood test. Screening is highly advised for children aged 1 to 2 years. It is also crucial that the pouches be disposed of immediately, the release states.
This product was available for purchase in local stores in Natrona County.
The department does not believe other flavors to be affected at this time. The FDA is actively collaborating with state officials and the company, gathering further information and taking necessary measures to remove all tainted products from the market, the release states.
Short-term exposure to lead could result in the following symptoms:
- Abdominal pain/colic
For any questions or concerns, please contact the Casper Natrona County Health Department at (307) 235-9340.