On May 27, 2015, PetSmart announced that Himalayan Corporation of Mukilteo, Washington, issued a voluntary recall of specific Ruff Roots All-Natural Dog Chews due to possible metal contamination.
The recall affects a single lot of product sold only at PetSmart. While this recall affects all lots of the Ruff Roots Chew Toys sold by PetSmart, no other Himalayan Corporation products are impacted by the recall. Himalayan Corporation has made changes to the process and procedures for Ruff Roots to ensure the utmost care is taken in providing the safest products. If you have any questions or concerns please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Himalayan Corporation at (425)-322-4295.
The products affected include the following lot numbers:
- Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 4″ Sprout Chew Toy (Lot #SP001) UPC 85301200439
- Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 5″ Stump Dog Chew Toy (Lot #ST001) UPC 85301200440
- Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 7″ Stalk Dog Chew Toy (Lot #SA001) UPC 85301200441
Consumers should immediately stop using any affected product and bring it to PetSmart for a full refund. If you have any concerns about your pet’s health please contact your veterinarian immediately. According to reports, the products are “all-natural”, and over 3,000 Nepalese farmers contribute to the making of Himalayan Dog Chews. The company states that their product is easier to digest than bones or rawhide chews, and stays resilient for hours of flavorful chewing. These chews are:
- 53% protein
- No Artificial Flavors
- No Artificial Colors
- No Preservatives
- Long-lasting Flavor
- Hand made using a three-month natural process
- Made of only four wholesome ingredients: Yak milk, Cow milk, Lime and Salt
On their website, the company states that, “Ruff Roots are great chew toys for furniture chewers or any dogs that love to play with sticks. Unlike sticks or furniture wood, Ruff Roots do not splinter. They serve as a natural toothbrush and help decrease plaque on teeth as well. Ruff Roots are also great teething toys for growing puppies! Ruff Roots are best for keen and powerful chewers. They are extremely long-lasting.”
Previous to this recall, the most recent product recall issued by PetSmart was a voluntary recall of the Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit Dog Chews in April, 2015, and reported here. If you would like to keep on top of more notifications like these, follow the Orlando Pet Rescue Examiner.