Himalayan’s Ruff Roots dog chew toy recalled for metal contamination

PetSmart quietly posted a product withdrawal of a dog chew toy with a potentially serious problem: metal contamination.

The Himalayan Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of specific Ruff Roots All-Natural Dog Chew Toys due to potential metal contamination. While this recall affects all lots of the Ruff Roots Dog Chew Toys sold by PetSmart, no other Himalayan Corporation products are impacted by this issue.

It is unclear how the roots became contaminated with metal as they are described on their website as roots that “originate from the roots of shrubs or trees…Only the tuber of the root is harvested which then sprouts again.” (see graphic below)

Description

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Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 4″ Sprout Dog Chew Toy

85301200439

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Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 5″ Stump Dog Chew Toy

85301200440

All

Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 7″ Stalk Dog Chew Toy

85301200441

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If you are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact a veterinarian immediately.

Please stop using any affected product immediately and bring it to your closest PetSmart store for a full refund. Or you can call PetSmart’s Customer Care at 800-437-8458. If you have any questions about this voluntary recall, please call the Himalayan Corporation at 425-322-4295 or email

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