Mark DeRosa #7 of the San Francisco Giants uses smokeless tobacco during warm ups prior to playing the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on March 31, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. After receiving several reports of customers finding metal objects in their tobacco cans, tobacco giant Altria is recalling several of its most popular brands.
"In an abundance of caution, we are conducting a voluntary recall of smokeless tobacco products manufactured in our Franklin Park facility", Brian W. Quigley, the company's president and chief executive officer, stated on the website.
People said sharp foreign objects, including metal shards, were found in their chewing tobacco cans.
The issue came to light after eight consumers complained to the makers regarding foreign metal objects that were found in the cans. However, they were distributed nationally, according to the release. For a full list of affected products, visit the FDA's recall web page.
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The majority of USSTC's cans are not affected by the recall.
Altria, the company that makes Marlboro cigarettes, announced that it is voluntarily recalling dozens of its Copenhagen, Skoal, Cope, and Husky products.
USSTC urged wholesalers and retailers to remove the affected products from their inventories.