FDA WARNING: RECALL Dangers to Pets and Humans

Federal health officials said Monday that certain dog chews are being recalled over potential Salmonella contamination to pets and their owners.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 22, 2015 - .The Food and Drug Administration warned that humans who touched this product are at risk of infection if they did not thoroughly wash their hands and clean any surfaces that may have come in contact with the product.

The recall covers one lot of the 1.69 ounce package of Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, which contain three bone-shaped chews designed for puppies that are teething. The chews, made by New Jersey-based Nylabone Products, were distributed nationwide and in Canada.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: 
  • nausea 
  • vomiting 
  • diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • abdominal cramping 
  • fever
Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including: 
arterial infections: 
  • endocarditis 
  • arthritis 
  • muscle pain 
  • eye irritation 
  • urinary tract symptoms 
Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be: 
  • lethargic  
  • diarrhea or bloody diarrhea 
  • fever 
  • vomiting
Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. 

Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Consumers who have purchased this product should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-273-7527, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Central time (after hours/weekends covered by third-party poison control center).
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