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Voluntary Product Recall: Wegmans Bagged Ice Due to Possible Metal
Fragments - Sold in VA, MD, NJ, and some PA stores only
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 11, 2014 - Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Wegmans Ice in 18 lb. (UPC 77890 29200) and 7 lb. (UPC 77890 29197) bags sold between January 1 and June 10, 2014. This recall has been initiated because the ice may contain metal pieces from a broken part in the machine that produces the ice, posing a possible choking hazard.
The affected bags of Wegmans Ice were sold in Wegmans’ stores located in Pennsylvania (excluding Erie), New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland. (Note: This recall does not affect Wegmans Ice sold in the company’s New York State, Massachusetts or Erie, PA stores.)
Wegmans estimates that approximately 6,000 bags of potentially affected ice were sold. The company also confirmed that automated phone calls will be placed to customers who purchased Wegmans ice, using their Shoppers Club card.
There have been no reported injuries associated with this recall, nor have there been any reports from consumers that metal pieces were present in bags already purchased. The problem was discovered by Wegmans during a routine maintenance check of the equipment.
Customers may return the product to Wegmans for a full refund. Consumers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact Wegmans Consumer Affairs Department toll free at 1 (855) 934-3663 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Visit www.wegmans.com for a list of all product recalls.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 84-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for seventeen consecutive years. In 2014, Wegmans ranked #12 on the list.