Smokeless tobacco sold nationwide recalled for possible metal fragments

People are complaining about finding metal objects in their tobacco cans. The complaints came in from Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

Due to the complaints, the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (USSTC) voluntarily recalled the products of several of the major brands that sell nationwide. There have been no reports of any injuries at this time. The smokeless tobacco recall does not include Copenhagen Snuff Custom, Copenhagen Fine Cut, Copenhagen Long Cut, Copenhagen Long Cut Wintergreen, Skoal Long Cut Custom Straight, and Skoal Snus Original. We are also working closely with federal authorities to investigate.

A list of recalled products can be found here.

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The agency said all the recalled products were produced at U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company's facility in Franklin Park, Illinois, the Associated Press reported.

Anyone who already purchased one of the affected products is urged not to open or use the can or its contents.

The majority of USSTC's cans are not affected by the recall. Consumers should contact USSTC at 1-866-201-9136 to return the product for a refund.

  • Delia Davidson