Kellogg’s is voluntarily recalling Special K Red Berries after fragments of broken glass were discovered in some of the cereal boxes, the company said Wednesday.
The recall affects some of the 11.2-ounce, 22.4-ounce and 37-ounce boxes that are being sold in the U.S.
“Please check any packages you have in your home and if your package matches the following criteria, please do not eat the product and contact us for a replacement coupon,” the alert noted. “We may also make arrangements to retrieve the product for further evaluation.”
All of the following Special K Red Berries packages have been included in Kellogg’s recall:
11.2-ounce packages, UPC code 3800059923, Better if Used Before Date of DEC 02 2013 followed by KNC 105 with a time stamp of 00:13-2:30
22.4-ounce packages, UPC code 3800078356, Better if Used Before Date of NOV 30 2013 followed by KNA 105 with a time stamp of 07:00-08:51 or NOV 30 2013 followed by KNB 105 with a time stamp of 15:00-17:05
37-ounce packages, UPC code 3800020940, Better if Used Before Date of NOV 30 2013 followed by KNB 107 with a time stamp of 17:31-20:05
"All of our processes will be thoroughly reviewed and appropriate actions will be taken to help prevent this situation from happening in the future," the food giant said in a statement.
Kellogg didn’t reveal how many boxes have been affected but said there have yet to be any reports of injuries.
This isn’t the first time the company has had to recall one of their products. In October certain varieties of Mini-Wheats were taken off shelves after metal fragments meshed with the cereal because of a manufacturing part, Yahoo! News reported. About 282,000 boxes were affected, which cost Kellogg $20 million to $30 million.
No other Kellogg products are involved in the current recall.
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