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April 11, 2012

Kaytee, a Central Garden & Pet brand, is recalling two products, Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds and Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw, with “Use By” or expiration dates of March 9, March 14, March 30, April 19 or May 16, 2013.  PetSmart sells only the 18 oz. and 5 lb. bags of the Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds listed below.

These foods are being recalled due to high levels of vitamin D.Baby birds being fed the formula may run the risk of acute kidney failure with the potential of death when ingesting the product.  Pets that have consumed this product and are exhibiting symptoms such as becoming weak or inactive, lack of appetite, vomiting, increased thirst or increased urine excretion, should be seen by a veterinarian.

Description

Size

Best Before Dates

Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds

18 oz.

March 9, 2013
April 19, 2013

Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds

5 lb.

March 14, 2013
March 30, 2013
May 16, 2013

Products manufactured prior to the above dates and after the above dates have been tested and are safe for feeding to baby birds.

Consumers who purchased the product should stop feeding the food immediately. Bring any remaining Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds food affected by this recall to your closest PetSmart store for a replacement or a refund. 

For a full list of affected products, please see Kaytee’s recall information here. If you have questions about this recall, please call Kaytee at 1-800 Kaytee-1 (1-800-529-8331) or send an email to customerservice@kaytee.com.

As an alternative to the Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds, we recommend Lafeber’s Nutri-Start Hand-Feeding Formula, which contains rice flour as the primary ingredient.

At PetSmart, we’re concerned pet parents, too. We’ll continue to do everything we can to help you and your pet during this time.

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