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Skoal smokeless tobacco, a UST Inc. product, is seen on display at a Costco store in Mountain View, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. Altria Group demonstrated the pricing power tobacco makers possess as interest in cigarettes dropped off further, and said Thursday that its buyout of smokeless tobacco maker UST positions it for long-term growth amid the widespread financial turmoil. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

A smokeless tobacco company recalled some products that were laced with sharp objects


US Smokeless Tobacco Company, which sells Skoal, Copenhagen and other smokeless tobacco brands, have recalled some of its products this week after complaints that foreign metal objects were discovered in its cans of tobacco, USA Today reported. Consumers from Texas, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina and Tennessee have reported contaminated products, which were all produced in the same facility in Illinois.

The recall affects more than 40 smokeless tobacco products.

No injuries have been reported, the company said.  

"We also are working closely with federal authorities to investigate," Brian W. Quigley, president, and CEO of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, said in a statement. "We appreciate our consumers’ patience and loyalty while we work through this matter."

A full list of recalled products can be viewed on Altria Group's, one of the world's largest producers of tobacco and cigarettes, website, here.

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