Recall alert: Sharp metal pieces found in smokeless tobacco products

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Recall alert: Sharp metal pieces found in smokeless tobacco products
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U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (USSTC) is recalling some of its products after complaints of sharp metal pieces found in select cans.

There have been eight complaints of foreign objects from consumers in Indiana, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Ohio. In each case, the objects were visible upon opening the can. No one was hurt.

The recalled products were manufactured at a facility in Illinois and distributed to retailers nationwide.

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Smokeless tobacco recall: Products affected 

Cope Brand Products

  • Long Cut Straight

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)

Husky Brand Products

  • Fine Cut Natural
  • Long Cut Straight
  • Long Cut Wintergreen

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 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)
  • Pouch Wintergreen (overseas military only)

Anyone who has a recalled product should not open or use it. To see if your product is affected, you can also enter the UPC code online at http://www.usstcproductrecall.com

Affected consumers can call 1-866-201-9136 for a refund. 

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