Tobacco recall underway in NWT

A can of Copenhagen, which is part of the current Canadian and US recall from NSTC.

As of Wednesday there were no cans of Skoal or Copenhagen on store shelves in Tulita, Fort Simpson, Behchoko or Yellowknife.

The National Smokeless Tobacco Company issued a voluntary recall last Friday for 14 lots of Skoal and Copenhagen products, after complaints of metal objects were found in cans from a plant in Illinois.

“It could take 2-3 weeks to replace the stock, but Northern will have a substitute product shipped up by Friday,” Northwest Company Director of Business Development Derek Reimer told CKLB.

While no injuries or deaths have been reported, Consumers can call 1-866-556-1141 to return a recalled product for a refund.

So far, complaints have been made in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

 

The select cans subject to this recall:

Copenhagen Snuff

Copenhagen Long Cut

Copenhagen Long Cut Wintergreen

Copenhagen Long Cut Southern Blend

Copenhagen Long Cut Straight

Copenhagen Pouches

This recall applies to cans with no printed code on the bottom or lots that have one of the following date codes (45/16, 46/16, 47/16, 48/16, 49/16, 50/16, 51/16, 52/16, 01/17, 02/17, 03/17, 04/17 and 05/17) on the bottom of the can.
Skoal Long Cut Straight

Skoal Long Cut Citrus

Skoal Long Cut Rich Blend

Skoal Long Cut Crisp Blend

Skoal Bandits Mint

Skoal Pouches Straight

 This recall applies to cans with no printed code on the bottom or lots that have one of the following date codes (45/16, 46/16, 47/16, 48/16, 49/16, 50/16, 51/16, 52/16, 01/17, 02/17, 03/17, 04/17 and 05/17) on the bottom of the can.

About the Author

Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He worked as a sports writer in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario. Between journalistic duties in the NWT and Yukon, Campbell was a speechwriter for former NWT MP Dennis Bevington, and Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya.

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