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Friday, October 5, 2007

Campbell recalls 72,000 cans of soup

Campbell recalls 72,000 cans of soup


Campbell Soup Co. on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of more than 72,000 cans of a variety of its Chunky soup because they may contain pieces of hard plastic that present a choking hazard and could cause injury if swallowed.

The recall involves 18.8-ounce cans of Campbell's Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar & Bacon Bits. No other products are affected by the recall, the company said.

Campbell said three consumers have reported minor injuries in and around their mouths.

The recalled soups were shipped to 24 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

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Marni Soupcoff: Campbell soup recall

Fans of Campbell's Chunky Soup like it because it's full of big tasty lumps of food -- more satisfying than a thin broth, good for beefy football players, etc. But there is such a thing as a Chunky Soup that's too chunky. For example, one that contains pieces of hard plastic on which consumers can potentially choke to death.

That's why Campbell's is voluntarily recalling 72,000 cans of its Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar and Bacon Bits . A few people have had minor mouth injuries due to plastic in the cans, and Campbell's doesn't want anyone else to get hurt. Or to sue them. Nice to see market forces and tort law principles in action keeping customers safe.

P.S. Consumers would probably be even safer if they exercised a little self-discipline and avoided buying soups that contain baked potatoes and bacon bits. But I'm not one to talk. My cupboards contain Nutella and Fluff.

Campbell's, Pep Boys involved in recalls - New Mexico Business Weekly:

Campbell Soup Co. has recalled 72,300 cans of soup that may have pieces of hard plastic inside and China-made electric scooters sold at Pep Boys stores have been recalled by their importer, Razor USA.

Campbell (NYSE:CPB) of Camden, N.J., announced its voluntary recall of 18.8 ounce Campbell's Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar & Bacon Bits soup late Thursday. The company said the plastic could be a choking hazard. The cans were shipped to 24 states.

On Friday the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Razor of Cerritos, Calif., had voluntarily recalled about 20,000 electric scooters because of fears welding work could cause the handlebars to fall off. The $190 to $230 scooters were sold in Pep Boys (NYSE:PBY) stores and on the Internet from January through October of last year, the commission said.

"Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Razor USA to obtain a free repair kit," the commission said. Razor has a Web page, www.razor.com/recall , addressing the situation.

Pep Boys, based in Philadelphia, has five stores in the Albuquerque metro area.

Campbell's Welcome - Consumer Alert

Campbell Soup Company has voluntarily recalled a limited quantity of 18.8 ounce cans of "Campbell's Chunky" Baked Potato with Cheddar & Bacon Bits soup with the following individual code on the bottom of the can:

JUL 08 2009 •  BZ • 07097
CT DT   XXXX (represents military time)

The product contains pieces of hard plastic that present a choking hazard and may cause injury if swallowed. No other "Campbell's" soup products are affected. If you have an 18.8 ounce can of "Campbell's Chunky" Baked Potato with Cheddar & Bacon Bits soup with the date code listed above, please return the can to the store of purchase for a full refund. For more information, please contact Campbell at 888-453-3868.

Campbell Soup Recall Due To Plastic Inside | Huliq

Food and baby products have been in recall very frequently recently. Every day one opens the internet or TV there is one kind of recall. Now it's Campbell, which announced Campbell soup recall due to hard plastic inside the soup cans. I don't know where these products are made, but I am worried about the low quality products (that are designed to increase profitability) that hit the US consumer markets.

Campbell Soup Recall Due To Plastic Inside | Huliq

Consumers who have purchased the "Campbell's Chunky" Baked Potato with Cheddar & Bacon Bits with the can code JUL 08 2009 07097 should not eat this product. Consumers are encouraged to return the product to the store where they purchased it for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Campbell at 888-453-3868. - Source: Campbell Soup Company

Business Lessons from Campbell Soup Recall | Logo Design Works

Step 1. Assign a responsible person in your company to oversee the entire recall activities.

Step 2. Gather info about the product you want to recall such as bar code, description, size, manufacturing date or import date.

Step 3. Track the customers who received your defective product, inform them immediately stop sellingor using it. Depending on the problem, a product can be repaired, disposed, or returned to your company.

Step 4. Inform the public about your recall, no matter how small your business is. Don't just rely on your customer service and learn to use all your employees to spread the word as soon as possible. Get in touch with the media to help you out.

Step 5. If you have a website, create a "Recall Safety Information" in your homepage and make sure it is very conspicuous to your readers. Maintain this information even after the actual recall. There might be some customers who don't know about this yet.

Step 6. Assist your customers for any refund, repair or replacement caused by the recall. Prepare your team to deal with angry customers and ask them to be more patient.

Step 7. Be prepared to spend additional money for the recall to be effective. This is the price for being lax on your quality inspection

Carmona has grown into a top starter for Indians -- Newsday.com

CLEVELAND - A little more than a year ago, the Indians thought so much of young righthander Fausto Carmona that they traded Bob Wickman and made Carmona their closer. The Indians weren't going anywhere, team brass figured, so why not give the then-22-year-old a shot, especially when he had been effective as a setup man?

Three ghastly blown saves in a row later, two in Boston and one in Detroit, and Carmona was back in Triple-A Buffalo - as a starter.

When they put their 2007 team together in spring training, the Indians hoped Carmona would compete for a rotation spot. But no biggie if he didn't.

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