Recall Alert! Kraft Recalls Cheese Singles Due To Packaging Concerns

 Image: Mike Mozart, Flickr

Image: Mike Mozart, Flickr

Check your fridge before your kiddo asks you for his next grilled cheese — Kraft has issued a voluntary recall on over 36,000 boxes of both American and White American cheese Singles with particular sell-by dates.

The popular individually wrapped cheese slices are posing a potential choking hazard, as the batches in question have been reported to retain a small strip of wrapping plastic. Ten consumer complaint reports have been filed, and in three cases, consumers have choked on the small piece of packaging film. The company is recalling the boxes of cheese based on the "best when used by" date code on the packaging:

  • Four-pound box, Kraft American Singles — with sell-by dates between Dec. 29, 2015, to Jan. 1, 2016, (code after date reads S54 or S55)
  • Three-pound box, Kraft American Singles — with sell-by dates between Dec. 29, 2015, to Jan. 4, 2016, (code after date reads S54 or S55)
  • Four-pound box, Kraft White American Singles — with sell-by dates between Jan. 2, 2016, to Jan. 3, 2016, (code after date reads S54 or S55)
  • Three-pound box, Kraft White American Singles — with a sell-by date of Jan. 2, 2016, (code after date reads S54 or S55)
 Image: Kraft

Image: Kraft

If you have any of the listed packages of cheese, Kraft is urging consumers not to eat its contents, but to return the items to the store they were purchased at for a full refund. Customers in the US and Puerto Rico may also call Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations for their refund at 1-800-432-3101, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.