Petsmart Expands Pet Carousel Dog Product Recall
Expanded recall includes 12 more products with potential salmonella contamination.
Posted: November 11, 2009, 5 a.m. EST
Petsmart expanded its voluntary recall on beef hoof products on Nov. 10 to include a dozen more products manufactured by Pet Carousel Inc. of Sanger, Calif., due to concerns of potential salmonella contamination.
The newly recalled products include additional beef hoof chews and certain rope toys with hoof or bone components. The pet specialty retailer has also expanded the purchasing date range to include products bought between Sept. 1 and Nov. 6.
The complete list of recalled products is as follows:
|Dentley’s Bulk Cattle Hoof
|Dentley’s Choobles 10-Pack Beef Hooves
|Choo-Hooves Stuffed with Cheese-Bacon
|Choo-Hooves Stuffed with Peanut Butter
|Flossy Chews Choo-Hoove Roper Two-Hooves
|Flossy Chews Roper Bone Buddy
|Flossy Chews Beef Bones with Rope Toy
|Flossy Chews White Bone Rope
|Knucle Steaks 2-Pack
|Choo-Hooves Dog Chews 3-Pack
|3-Pack Smoked Hooves
|5-Pound Cow Hooves
|60-Piece Smoked Hooves
Petsmart originally recalled its Dentley’s brand of Bulk Cattle Hooves and Choobles 10-Pack Beef Hooves on Nov. 4 after learning from Pet Carousel that the products may be contaminated with salmonella.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning shortly thereafter against using all beef hoof and pig ear pet treats manufactured by Pet Carousel. The affected pig ear products were packaged under the brand names Doggie Delight and Pet Carousel. The affected beef hooves were packaged under the brand names Choo Hooves, Dentley’s, Doggie Delight and Pet Carousel.
In its alert, the FDA said it conducted routine testing of Pet Carousel’s pigs ears in September that turned up a positive reading for salmonella. After conducting an investigation, the FDA reported finding salmonella present in the company’s pig ears, beef hooves and manufacturing environment.
According to the FDA, consumers who handle the products can become infected with salmonella, especially if they fail to wash their hands after handling the treats or touching surfaces that have been exposed to them.
Pets with salmonella can become lethargic, lose their appetites, run a fever, suffer abdominal pain, and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting.
Petsmart customers who purchased any of the recalled products should discontinue use immediately and return the product to any Petsmart store for a complete refund or exchange.
For additional information, visit PetsmartFacts.com or contact Petsmart customer service at 888-839-9638.
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