CAMDEN, N.J. The Campbell Soup Company on Thursday began voluntarily recalling 18.8 ounce cans of its “Campbells’ Chunky” Baked Potato with Cheddar & Bacon Bits soup because they may contain pieces of hard plastic. The plastic, which present a chocking hazard and may cause injury if swallowed, already affected three consumers who have reported minor injuries in and around the mouth.
The affected product features the code JUL 08 2009 07097 on the bottom of the can. Consumers who have purchased the product with the can code JUL 08 2009 07097 should not eat it and are encouraged to return the product to the store where they purchased it for an exchange or full refund.
The company is recalling 72,300 units of the soup, which was 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.