A few days ago we told you to stop feeding your dog any particular type of food. This is because he tested positive for Salmonella, which is obviously quite dangerous. It’s not the only recall pet owners should know about right now. There is a brand new recall for pet toys that pose a choking hazard. If you have any of the Aldi Advent Calendars for Cats and Dogs mentioned in this recall, you should ensure that your pets cannot reach them.
Aldi pet toys recall
Aldi announced the recall of the pet toys on December 9, in cooperation with Pet Brands Products. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published the press release announcing the action only earlier this week.
Aldi says it has received a small number of customer complaints about potential choking hazards. The company recalled two pet toy products that were sold in stores over the holidays, including the Pure Being Cat Advent Calendar and the Pure Being Dog Advent Calendar.
The company said it proceeded with the recall out of caution. Aldi also said it discussed the complaints with its supplier. The two products included in the Aldi pet toys recall are:
- Pure Being Cat Advent Calendar – 5.15 oz Box: UPC 4099100267754; “Better if used by” All
- Pure Being Dog Advent Calendar – 5.15 oz Box: UPC 4099100267747; “Better if used by” All
The brief recall announcement does not identify any cases of injury to cats and dogs from choking. Additionally, it does not say how many pet owners have complained about the risk of choking.
What you should do
Aldi says it has removed the above pet toys from stores so that buyers will not be able to buy them anywhere now that they are part of the recall. If you have already purchased one of the two Advent calendars, you should throw it away immediately. Another option is to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund, the company said.
Whatever you do, you need to make sure that you remove the faulty pet toys from your cat or dog’s recall. Even though they haven’t had any problems playing with them so far, the risk of choking is serious. If your cat or dog has encountered any problems after playing with these toys, you should consider seeing a vet for a consultation.
Buyers looking for more information can contact Pet Brands Products Customer Service. Aldi has provided all the contact information you need in their press release. Visit the FDA’s Pet Toy Recall page on this link.
Finally, if you live in Minnesota, you should also make sure to check out this pet foot recall as some products may contain traces of Salmonella. You should stop giving them to your dog or cat immediately.