US Smokeless Tobacco Company Voluntarily Recalls Certain Smokeless Tobacco Products

Posted February 04, 2017

The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, a unit of Altria, said it received eight complaints of misplaced metal from consumers in Texas, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina and Tennessee, USA Today reported.

Altria Group's U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. unit announced this week the recall of an unspecified number of cans of dozens of brands, including Copenhagen, Cope, and Skoal. Manufactured in USSTC's facility in Franklin Park, Illinois, the products unexplainably were mixed with the foreign objects.

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USSTC has notified the Food and Drug Administration and they're working with federal authorities to work on fixing this matter.

The majority of USSTC's cans are not affected by the recall. For a list of recalled cans and products go to the FDA website. 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. Consumers who purchased any of the affected products were urged not to open or use the tobacco and to call the company directly at 1-866-201-9136 for a refund.

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The recall was voluntary by USSTC.

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