Pet product retailer Petco is recalling certain stainless steel petfood bowls sold at its store due to the potential that the bowls may contain Cobalt-60, a radioactive material commonly used in industrial gauging equipment and other uses.
Petco says it doesn't know how the radioactive material got into the petfood bowls, but believes that it may have come from scrap metal used by foreign suppliers that had Cobalt-60 accidentally mixed in, and which was found to emit low levels of radiation. The issue was detected by Customs and Border Protection agents during a routine import screening of one of two containers of the product that entered the US in late May and early June.
Recalled stainless steel bowls with the following SKU and product description include:
â€¢SKU 1047493 - PETC-3.75C DEEP TWO TONE NOTIP 9.25-inch diameter; 3.75-cup capacity
â€¢SKU 1386956 - PETC-3.5C NO-TIP SS HAMMRD BWL 9-inch diameter; 3.5-cup capacity
â€¢SKU 1047477 - PETC-7C TWO TONE NONTIP BOWL 9-inch diameter; 7-cup capacity
Consumers who purchased one of the recalled petfood bowls between May 31 and June 20 should return it to Petco for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Petco customer service at +1.877.738.6742.