Retailers in Winona and around the nation have been asked to remove dozens of smokeless tobacco products from their shelves, including some sold under the popular brands Copenhagen and Skoal, because the products could contain foreign objects.
The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company has received 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 subject to recall were manufactured in USSTC's Franklin Park, IL facility and distributed nationally.
Consumers who have any of the products should not open or use the product. Instead, contact USSTC at 1-866-201-9136 to return the product for a refund.......