Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin alerts consumers to the recall of teddy bears with chocolate bars sold at Walgreens. The product is being recalled because the chocolate bars may contain melamine, a potential health risk.
The recall involves 173 teddy bears with chocolate bars.
Walgreens described the product as an approximately 9-inch high Dressy Teddy Bear with 4-oz. Chocolate Bar. The product’s UPC number is 047475864485, and the product tag also includes the item number 291332. It was sold in Walgreens stores since late September 2008.
Analysis by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that certain samples of the chocolate provided with the teddy bears were contaminated with melamine.
Customers who purchased the product should return it to the Walgreens for a full refund.
For additional information visit the Walgreens web site at: http://www.walgreens.com/images/pdfs/recalls/TeddyBear_Product_Safety.pdf or call the product quality department at 847-315-2755, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Time.