Aldi recently announced on its website that it is voluntarily recalling its two pet Advent calendars — the Heart to Tail Pure Being Cat Advent Calendar and the Heart to Tail Pure Being Dog Advent Calendar — over concerns related to the treats being a potential choking hazard.
Aldi reports that this was done after receiving complaints from customers and after consulting with the supplier. This lines up both with our experiences and with the comments we’ve received from readers on our reviews of both calendars. In particular, many people have reported to us that their pets found the treats hard to chew, with some people noting that the treats seemed hard.
You can read the full Aldi press release below. It appears that all 2021 cat and dog advent calendars are affected.
In Association with Pet Brands Products, LLC, ALDI Voluntarily Recalls Pet Advent Calendars Due to Potential Choking Hazard
Batavia, Ill. (December 9, 2021) – In cooperation with Pet Brands Products, LLC, and out of an abundance of caution, ALDI is voluntarily recalling Pure Being Cat Advent Calendars and Pure Being Dog Advent Calendars as a precautionary measure due to a potential choking hazard.
After receiving a small number of customer complaints and discussion with the supplier, ALDI immediately removed the affected products from stores.
The affected products are:
Product Name Package / Description/Size / UPC Code / Best If Used By
Pure Being Cat Advent Calendar / 5.15 oz Box / 4099100267754 / All
Pure Being Dog Advent Calendar / 5.15 oz Box / 4099100267747 / All
No other ALDI products are affected by this recall.
ALDI takes the safety and integrity of the products it sells seriously. If customers have product(s) affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.
Customers may contact Pet Brands Products’ Customer Service at 866-396-3647 for more information.
ALDI sincerely regrets any inconvenience and concern this voluntary recall may cause.