Altria recalls smokeless tobacco products

Zachary BarrettFeb 03, 2017

People said sharp foreign objects, including metal shards, were found in their chewing tobacco cans.

No injuries have been reported.

The products were manufactured in the company's Franklin Park, Illinois, facility and shipped across the country.

A list of the recalled items appears on the company's website.

The company says the majority of its cans are not affected by the recall.

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Due to the complaints, the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (USSTC) voluntarily recalled the products of several of the major brands that sell nationwide.

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

Numerous recalled products were exclusively intended for use by oversees military. Complaints have come from customers in Indiana, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Ohio.

USSTC is asking wholesalers and retailers to remove the recalled products from their inventories and return the product to USSTC. Consumers should contact USSTC at 1-866-201-9136 to return the product for a refund.

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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