PetSmart Products Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination
PetSmart is conducting a voluntary recall of two beef hoof products that may be contaminated with salmonella. The products that are being recalled were manufactured by Pet Carousel, Inc in Sanger California called Dentley’s Beef Hooves. The specific products included in the recall are:
- Dentley’s Bulk Cattle Hoof UPC# 73725703323
- Dentley’s 10 Pack Beef Hooves UPC# 73725736055
The products covered are those purchased between October 2, 2009 and November 3, 2009. There are no other products included in this recall.
Salmonella is a bacterium that causes an infection called salmonellosis. Although these are pet products, people can become infected from handling the contaminated product or secondary to a pet’s infection. People who are infected with salmonella develop the following health problems:
- Abdominal cramps
In some cases, the condition may warrant hospitalization. Elderly, people with immune deficiencies, and children are more susceptible to contracting salmonellosis than healthy adults are. Dogs may also be exposed to salmonella through contaminated products, which may then be transferred to their owner and family.
In order to protect itself from dangerous product liability PetSmart has issued this voluntary recall. To find out more about the recalled products, request a refund, or replacement for the above products, please contact PetSmart customer service at 1-888-839-9638.