Every now and then, a product that we can normally use every day without incident suddenly becomes more hazardous than expected.
But while you're not likely to find an industry that's immune to producing defective goods, such issues are particularly troubling when it comes to food products. Because whether it's due to a manufacturing error or an unexpected contaminant, something that makes food unsafe to eat is a cause of immediate concern to unsuspecting customers everywhere.
So when the problem is widespread enough and its source can be identified, it's not unusual for food companies to conduct a recall of specific batches of their products to ensure as few people are affected as possible.
But as we're about to see, it's a little harder to do that when nobody involved seems clear on what the problem actually is. And that's proving a major pain for fans of Lucky Charms right now.