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Arbonne International Voluntarily Recalls Figure 8 Peanut Butter Chews Due To Possible Health Risk
Arbonne International, LLC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Irvine, CA (January 22, 2009) – Arbonne International, LLC (“Arbonne”) today announced the voluntary recall of certain lots of its Arbonne Figure 8 Peanut Butter Chews because the products contain peanut butter that was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), which is the focus of an ongoing Salmonella investigation. This recall is part of the nationwide recall initiated by PCA.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. For more information on Salmonella bacteria, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Website at www.cdc.gov.
Consumers with questions or concerns about their health or observe symptoms should contact their health care provider or go to a hospital.
Arbonne Figure 8 Chews are distributed nationwide through independent Arbonne consultants. The Arbonne Figure 8 Chews affected by this recall are ONLY the Peanut Butter Chews from the following lot numbers (with shipping dates ranging from October 27, 2008 to January 19, 2009):
A8296-8291 / EXPIRATION DATE 10/2009
A8331-8291 / EXPIRATION DATE 10/2009
A8331-8309 / EXPIRATION DATE 11/2009
B8331-8309 / EXPIRATION DATE 11/2009
C8331-8309 / EXPIRATION DATE 11/2009
A8336-8291 / EXPIRATION DATE 10/2009
These chews were sold in individual packages and as a component of the Go Figure 8 30-Day Program Set and the Figure 8 Ready, Set, Go! Vanilla product bundles. The lot number for Arbonne Figure 8 Peanut Butter Chews may be found on the lower left back panel of the bag containing the product. If consumers are unable to locate the lot number, they should contact Arbonne's Customer Service Center for assistance.
In addition to Arbonne's removal of recalled products from its inventory, Arbonne is requesting that consumers destroy recalled product. Arbonne will, at a consumer's choice, replace the product with Arbonne Figure 8 Chocolate Chews or refund the money paid for the recalled product. In order to exchange product or receive a refund, the consumer must provide the lot number of the recalled product. If Arbonne consumers are unsure if they have the recalled product, they are requested to contact the Arbonne Customer Service Center. Requests for refunds, product exchanges or other questions should be addressed to Arbonne's Customer Service Center at 1-800-ARBONNE.