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Kaytee baby bird formulas recalled for excess Vitamin D

Kaytee brand is recalling two products, exact Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds and Kaytee Exact Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw, due to high levels of vitamin D.

Kaytee product recall information notice via Kaytee.com:

Kaytee, a Central Garden & Pet brand, is recalling two products, Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds and Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw, due to high levels of vitamin D. These products are used primarily by bird breeders for feeding baby birds. Baby birds being fed the formula may run the risk of kidney failure when ingesting the product.

The products being recalled were manufactured over a limited range of dates. Products manufactured prior to these dates and after these dates have been tested and are safe for feeding to baby birds. Consumers should inspect the product packaging for the “Best Before Code (date)” to determine if it is affected by this recall. All distributors have been notified of the recall and have been asked to reach out to their retail customers and to immediately remove the affected products from the shelf.

The recalled lots are listed below:

Product Code/SKU/ Material # UPC Code Size  Lot/Serial No. Product Name/Description Best Before Code (day/month/yr)
 100032326 07185947510 6/7.5 oz. A1 Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Bird 21 Mar 2013 and
20 Apr 2013
 100032328 07185947511 6/18 oz. A2 Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Bird 9 Mar 2013 and
19 Apr 2013
 100032330*100034332 07185947512 4/5 lb. A3*includes 10 cases of Petco store product Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Bird 14 Mar 2013,
30 Mar 2013 and
16 May 2013*30 March 2013
 100032336 07185947518 1/22 lb. A4 Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Bird 21 Mar 2013,
13 Apr 2013 and
16 May 2013
 100032337 07185947515 4/5 lb. B1 Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw 1 Mar 2013,
14 Mar 2013 and
19 Apr 2013

Products and product lots that do not appear on the list are not subject to this recall.

Having a hard time finding the best before code please click here.

This recall is being initiated due to an elevated amount of vitamin D that was unintentionally added in an isolated mixing batch during the manufacturing process.

Kaytee will work with pet owners individually on a case by case basis to handle their individual needs appropriately. All Kaytee products are guaranteed and consumers can receive a full refund for all recalled products. For more information, consumers may call Kaytee at 1-800 Kaytee-1 (800) 529-8331) or email us at kayteehandfeedingbabybirdrecall@central.com.

Customers who purchased these products should review the “Best before Code (dates)” and to see if they fall within the recalled product date ranges. Customers may call Kaytee at 1-800 Kaytee-1 (800 529-8331) or email us at kayteehandfeedingbabybirdrecall@central.com for additional information to receive reimbursement for their purchase.

SOURCE: Kaytee Corp

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