Tobacco

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. Recalls Dozens of Products

Foreign metal objects found in select cans of smokeless tobacco

RICHMOND, Va. -- U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. (USSTC) is voluntarily recalling several of its smokeless tobacco products (listed in the chart below) that were manufactured at the company's facility in Franklin Park, Ill. USSTC has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the recall and is working with federal authorities on this matter.

USSTC initiated the recall after receiving eight consumer complaints of foreign metal objects, including sharp metal objects, found in select cans. In each case, the object was visible to the consumer and there have been no reports of consumer injury. Complaints have been received from consumers in Indiana, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Ohio.

The products at issue were manufactured solely in USSTC’s Franklin Park, Ill., facility and distributed nationally.

The majority of USSTC’s cans are not affected, including Copenhagen Fine Cut in a fiberboard can, Copenhagen Long Cut in a fiberboard can and Copenhagen Long Cut Wintergreen in a plastic can.

USSTC is instructing wholesalers and retailers to segregate the recalled products from their inventories. USSTC’s sales representatives will assist wholesalers and retailers in returning the product.

The select cans subject to this recall:

Cope Brand ProductsThis recall applies to lots with no printed code on the bottom of the can, or with codes that begin with the letters “F," “R," “K" or “P."
Long Cut Straight 
Copenhagen Brand ProductsThis recall applies to lots with no printed code on the bottom of the can, or with codes that begin with the letters “F," “R," “K" or “P."
Extra Long Cut Natural 
Long Cut Mint 
Long Cut Southern Blend 
Pouch Mint 
Pouch Wintergreen 
Long Cut (overseas military only) 
Fine Cut (overseas military only) 
Long Cut Straight (overseas military only) 
Long Cut Wintergreen (overseas military only) 
Pouch (overseas military only) 
Fine Cut Plastic Can (only available in Alaska and Hawaii) 
Long Cut Plastic Can (only available in Alaska and Hawaii) 
Pouch Plastic Can (only available in Alaska and Hawaii) 
Husky Brand ProductsThis recall applies to lots with no printed code on the bottom of the can, or with codes that begin with the letters “F," “R," “K" or “P."
Fine Cut Natural 
Long Cut Straight 
Long Cut Wintergreen 
Skoal Brand ProductsThis recall applies to lots with no printed code on the bottom of the can, or with codes that begin with the letters “F," “R," “K" or “P."
Bandit Mint 
Bandit Wintergreen 
Long Cut Apple Tobacco Blend 
Long Cut Berry Tobacco Blend 
Long Cut Cherry 
Long Cut Citrus Tobacco Blend 
Long Cut Classic 
Long Cut Peach Tobacco Blend 
Long Cut Spearmint 
Pouch Apple Tobacco Blend 
Pouch Berry Tobacco Blend 
Pouch Citrus Tobacco Blend 
Snus Mint 
Snus Smooth Mint 
Xtra Long Cut Mint 
Xtra Long Cut Rich Tobacco Blend 
Xtra Long Cut Wintergreen 
Xtra Pouch Crisp Tobacco Blend 
Xtra Pouch Mint Blend 
Xtra Pouch Rich Tobacco Blend 
Fine Cut Wintergreen (overseas military only) 
Long Cut Mint (overseas military only) 
Long Cut Straight (overseas military only) 
Long Cut Wintergreen (overseas military only) 
Pouch Mint (overseas military only) 
Pouches Wintergreen (overseas military only) 

 

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