One-man Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies sold by Walmart, Target, Publix and other retailers across the country are recalled because the product may contain a choking hazard – visible blue pieces of plastic – in its packaging.
The recall involves boxes of 5-pack mini chocolate pieces because of possible plastic pieces in the individual packaging bag, according to the product's manufacturer, Bimbo Bakeries USA. Based in Horsham, Pennsylvania, the baking company is the American subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo, a Mexican multinational and the world's largest manufacturer of baked goods.
The plastic is not baked into the product when it was introduced during the packaging process; However, consuming the plastic pieces can cause choking hazards, the company said in a statement from the US Food and Drug Administration.
Bimbo Bakeries initiated the recall after receiving reports from consumers who found plastic pieces on or packed with the Product, the company said, adding that it has not received any reports of any damage.
The recalled product has "Best Buy" dates August 31, 2019 or September 7, 2019, item code 1350 on the left of the top of the box, and a UPC code of 7203002378 in the lower right corner of the back of the box.
It was sold in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tenne ssee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Consumers who have purchased the cookies should not consume them, but return them to the point of purchase for a full refund. The company said that consumer questions can be answered at (800) 984-0989 24 hours a day, seven days a week.