CINCINNATI - Couch potatoes take note! A certain brand of your favorite salty snack may have something in it you didn't bargain for.
The Food and Drug Administration said Cincinnati-based Grippo Foods, Inc., has issued a recall.
According to the FDA, the recall includes all bags and boxes of Grippo's plain potato chips, bar-b-q potato chips, cheddar cheese with a touch of jalapeno potato chips, hot dill pickle potato chips, sweet Bermuda onion potato chips and salt & vinegar potato chips.
Those bags of chips may contain metal fragments. An FDA release on the recall said those fragments could result in injuries such as choking, a fractured tooth or cause small cuts in the mouth, throat and gastrointestinal system.
Officials said the recall includes bagged chips have an expiration date of May 20 and before. The 1.5 pound boxes of chips with an expiration date of April 29 and before. Those date codes should be in the upper right corner of the package.
Those bags were shipped to markets in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois starting on Sept. 15, 2012 through last Thursday.
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Cheddar Cheese with a touch of Jalapeno
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Hot Dill Pickle
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Sweet Bermuda Onion
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Salt & Vinegar
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The FDA said Grippo Foods voluntarily issued the recall after being notified by the Ohio Department of Agriculture that the shavings had been found in a salt applicator.
No injuries have been reported so far.
People who have purchased the products can get a refund at the store where the chips were bought.
Consumers with questions can call Grippo Foods at 1-800-626-1824. That number is staffed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.