US orders recall of Real Water bottled water after death and illness reports

US authorities ordered Real Water bottled water to be taken off the market. The action was taken after reports of one death and several i...

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  • US authorities ordered Real Water bottled water to be taken off the market.
  • The action was taken after reports of one death and several illnesses due to the alleged consumption of Real Water were received.
  • The production and distribution of Real Water was stopped.

You should not consume it, at least not for now. The United States authorities ordered Real Water bottled water to be removed from the market after receiving reports of one death and several illnesses from the alleged consumption of the product.

The news agency AP reported that federal authorities in the United States ordered the total recall of a Las Vegas bottled water brand called Real Water and requested its records in the investigation of at least one death and multiple cases of liver problems in people who said they had consumed it.

Beware of Real Water bottled water

Real Water bottled water

Brent Jones, the president of the company, and lawyers for the firm and the bottler, AffinityLifestyles.com Inc., did not immediately respond to emails sent by the AP on Friday about the order issued Wednesday by a court of law. United States District.

The federal order paralyzed the production and distribution of the Real Water product, which is marketed mainly in the states of Nevada, Arizona, Utah and California, the information agency detailed in its report on Saturday.

The company does not respond

Real Water bottled water

Brent Jones and the company did not resort to the authorities’ request, called a consent decree, nor did they admit wrongdoing pending further hearings. In addition, the phones of Brent Jones and the company were not operational, the AP detailed.

Real Water is sold as premium or premium alkalized drinking water in distinctive blue square bottles promoting “E2 Electron Energized Technology”. According to its label, it is a “negative ion infused” water with healthy detoxifying properties, the AP report explained.

Chemical bottled water

Real Water bottled water

The federal civil lawsuit identifies the product’s brand as “Re2al Water Drinking Water” and mentions that it is treated with chemicals such as caustic soda and a mineral salt, AP said in its report.

According to the complaint cited by the aforementioned news agency, the water is drawn from the Las Vegas area municipal supply, filtered and processed with potassium hydroxide, or soda; Chemical potassium bicarbonate and magnesium chloride, a salt.

Real water bottled water could be harmful to health

Real Water bottled water

According to AP, the document denounces the “manufacture and distribution of adulterated and / or mislabeled bottled drinking water and chemical concentrates” that “may have been harmful to the health” of consumers.

The Las Vegas-based Southern Nevada Health District reported five new cases of liver disease believed to be linked to the Real Water product on Thursday, including the death of a 60-year-old woman with previous pathologies in the Clark County. The report brought to 16 the number of severe non-viral hepatitis cases related by the district to the product, AP said.

‘Recall’ of Real Water bottled water

Real Water bottled water
Reference images of the water bottles that are withdrawn from the market. Photo: FDA

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that they were removing a batch of water bottles from the shelves for being linked to cases of acute non-viral hepatitis.

In November 2020, at least five cases of acute non-viral hepatitis were reported in the Las Vegas, Nevada area, and an investigation revealed its relationship with bottled alkaline water, the agency explained in an official statement.

They take out of the market all the presentations of the water

Bottled water recalled, presumed to have caused hepatitis cases
Reference images of the water bottles that are withdrawn from the market. Photo: FDA

The company Real Water Inc. in Mesa, Arizona, and Henderson, in Nevada, issued a voluntary recall of all sizes of that drinking water they manufactured, it was indicated at that time in local media.

The water was sold in different presentations: five-gallon containers, 1.5-liter, one-liter, 500-milliliter, one-gallon bottles and the four-ounce concentrate. At that time, the FDA asked to recall all submissions.

Distribution

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According to the FDA report in April, the water bottles were distributed “throughout the United States by UNFI and KEHE to the natural channel of stores, as well as through direct distribution to various retail stores on a regional basis in the United States. metropolitan area of ​​Las Vegas, Nevada, northern Arizona, southern California, Tennessee, Georgia, Chicago, New York, Mississippi and New Mexico ”.

“Real Water is also sold on Amazon.com. In addition, 5 gallon bottles were distributed for home and office delivery by direct delivery to homes and offices in the Las Vegas, NV metropolitan area, the central California coastal region (north of Los Angeles, CA and south of Santa Barbara , CA), and Phoenix, AZ. Also included in the recall are the 4 oz bottles of Real Water Concentrate, which are sold on the company’s website, ”the statement added.

Diseases

Another of the brand’s presentations are the ready-to-drink bottles that are sold in retail stores. “They have a blue rectangular bottle with ‘Real Alkaline Water’ printed on the label. The 5 gallon bottles for home and office delivery are blue with white labels, ”the authorities specified at the time.

Acute hepatitis cases at that time occurred in Nevada and all affected people were hospitalized. The FDA reported that two adults and three children were sickened on that occasion. Although the case affected only one state, the FDA alerted the community to avoid the consumption of these bottled waters.

Hepatitis symptoms

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“Symptoms of all types of hepatitis, including non-viral hepatitis, are similar and can include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay or gray stools, pain in the joints, yellow eyes and jaundice. Those who experience these symptoms should contact their doctor, ”the agency recalled.

The bottled water recall came after the Southern Nevada Health District detected the cases and opened an investigation that led to the delivery of five gallons of Real Water brand water to the home and office.

They should not consume Real Water

Real Water bottled water
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The FDA indicated that they had already informed distributors of the situation. “Distributors have been notified of the recall and instructed to immediately remove the products from all store shelves, distribution and other inventory to ensure that they are no longer available for sale or consumption.”

On the customers to whom the water was directly dispatched, they also made the corresponding notification. “Home and office delivery customers have also received instructions on how to pick up the products.” To learn more about the retreat read this new.

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