According to a bulletin published on the company’s website, Himalayan Corporation of Mukilteo, WA, has issued a voluntary recall of specific Ruff Roots All-Natural Dog Chews due to potential metal contamination.
- Himalayan Corporation dba Himalayan Dog Chew.
- Ruff Roots Dog Chew Toys.
- According to the company’s website and PetSmart, the recall affects a single lot of product sold only at PetSmart and includes the following lot numbers:
- Ruff Root Sprout (Lot# SP001)
- Ruff Root Stump (Lot# ST001)
- Ruff Root Stalk (Lot# SA001)
Why recalled? potential metal contamination.
- This recall affects all lots of the Ruff Roots Dog Chew Toys sold by PetSmart.
- No other Himalayan Corporation products are impacted by this recall.
What to do?
- If you are concerned about your pet’s health after using the recalled product, please contact a veterinarian immediately.
- Consumers are asked to stop using any affected product immediately and take it back to PetSmart store for a full refund.
- If you have any questions about this voluntary recall, please call the Himalayan Corporation at 425-322-4295 or contact email@example.com
- U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area. Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
- Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
About potential Metal Contamination:
- Metals also referred as heavy metals that are of great concern include (but not limited to) lead, cadmium, antimony, chromium, mercury and arsenic.
- These metals in higher concentrations can cause illness or death to all living things (humans and dogs included). Signs of metal poisoning depend on the species and the dosage ingested.
- Acute illness is characterized by sudden death, muscle tremors, frothing at the mouth, colic, head pressing, apparent blindness and seizures.
- In sub-acute or chronic illness, there is anorexia, weight loss, depression, dysphagia, vomiting or diarrhea, central nervous system excitation or depression, aggressive behavior, or constipation followed by diarrhea.
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