SOURCE: PetSmart, Inc.

PetSmart, Inc.

November 10, 2009 11:09 ET

PetSmart Expands Recall on Pet Carousel, Inc. Products

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) is extending a voluntary recall on beef hoof products to include a total of 14 products. These items were manufactured by Pet Carousel, Inc. in Sanger, Calif., and include beef hoof chews as well as certain rope toys with hoof or bone components. The date range for purchasing affected products has been expanded to include products purchased from Sept. 1, 2009 to November 6, 2009.

PetSmart announced it was voluntarily recalling two Dentley's beef hoof products on November 3, 2009, after learning they may have been contaminated with Salmonella during the manufacturing process (Dentley's Bulk Cattle Hooves and Dentley's Choobles 10-Pack Beef Hooves). Twelve additional products have since been added to the voluntary recall.

The complete list of recalled products includes the following items:

Description                                             SKU         UPC
                                                    ----------- -----------
DENTLEY'S BULK CATTLE HOOF                              1611247 73725703323
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DENTLEY’S CHOOBLES 10-PACK BEEF HOOVES                  5019015 73725736055
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CHOO-HOOVES STUFFED WITH CHEESE-BACON                   1611993  3465190058
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CHOO-HOOVES STUFFED WITH PEANUT BUTTER                  1611994  3465190056
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FLOSSY CHEWS CHOO-HOOVE ROPER TWO-HOOVES                1813131  3465117005
                                                    ----------- -----------
FLOSSY CHEWS ROPER BONE BUDDY                           1815505  3465190002
                                                    ----------- -----------
FLOSSY CHEWS BEEF BONES WITH ROPE TOY                   5080721  3465117055
                                                    ----------- -----------
FLOSSY CHEWS WHITE BONE ROPE                            5147942  3465117065
                                                    ----------- -----------
KNUCLE STEAKS 2-PACK                                    5084141  3465190046
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CHOO-HOOVES DOG CHEWS 3-PACK                            1611410  3465184103
                                                    ----------- -----------
3-PACK SMOKED HOOVES                                    5042279  3465114003
                                                                34651140037
                                                    ----------- -----------
5-LB COW HOOVES                                         5042275 34651150609
                                                                 3465115060
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5-LB. SMOKIES - HOOVES                                  5042277 34651140556
                                                                 3465114055
                                                    ----------- -----------
60-PIECES SMOKED HOOVES                                 5042278  3465112122
                                                    ----------- -----------

Customers who purchased the recalled products should discontinue use immediately and return the product to any PetSmart store for a complete refund or exchange. Customers who have concerns about their health or their pet's health should consult a medical professional. For additional information about the recall, customers can visit www.petsmartfacts.com, www.petsmart.com, www.fda.gov or contact PetSmart Customer Service at 1-888-839-9638.

Salmonellosis is an infection with bacteria called Salmonella. Most persons infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment. However, in some individuals, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.

Many dogs do not show clinical signs of Salmonella. However, when they do, they often have diarrhea or other signs of systemic infections.

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company operates more than 1,145 pet stores in the United States and Canada, 156 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel® cat and dog boarding facilities, and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information (www.petsmart.com). PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers complete pet training, pet grooming, pet boarding, Doggie Day Camp(SM) pet day care services and pet adoption services. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization, has funded more than $87 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations and, through its in-store pet adoption programs, has helped save the lives of more than 3.7 million pets.

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