Altria recalls smokeless tobacco products

Altria recalls smokeless tobacco products
Altria recalls smokeless tobacco products
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04 February, 2017

Customers in Ohio, Indiana, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin are the first ones to call and make the complaints.

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company is recalling some of its Skoal, Copenhagen and Husky Brand products after reports of sharp metal objects found in cans. Fortunately, none of the eight consumers who complained were injured by the metal fragments. The smokeless tobacco recall does not include Copenhagen Snuff Custom, Copenhagen Fine Cut, Copenhagen Long Cut, Copenhagen Long Cut Wintergreen, Skoal Long Cut Custom Straight, and Skoal Snus Original.

The products at issue were manufactured exclusively in USSTC's plant in Franklin Park, Ill., and distributed nationally.

No injuries have been reported.

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Representatives are working with retailers and wholesalers to remove all recalled products from shelves, according to the company.

A full list of the recalled products is on the FDA's website.

The company notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and issued a nationwide recall of the products.

USSTC is urging people not to use or open the recalled products so they can be returned for a refund.


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