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Copenhagen, Skoal Included in Recall Due to Metal Objects

 

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (USSTC) is voluntarily recalling certain of its smokeless tobacco products, listed in the chart below, manufactured at USSTC’s facility in Franklin Park, IL. 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, IL 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.
 
A consumer who has any of the products listed in the table below should not open or use the product. Consumers should contact USSTC at 1-866-201-9136 to return the product for a refund.
 
The select cans subject to this recall:
 
Cope Brand Products
Long Cut Straight
 
This 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”.
 
Copenhagen Brand Products
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)
 
This 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”.
 
Husky Brand Products
Fine Cut Natural 
Long Cut Straight 
Long Cut Wintergreen
 
This 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”.
 
Skoal Brand Products
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)
 
This 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”.
 
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA Center for Tobacco Products safety reporting portal:
 
 

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