BBB investigates pet toy company
After nearly a decade of receiving complaints, the Better Business Bureau has launched an investigation into Dynamic Pet Products’ Real Ham Bone chew toy. The St. Louis-based company has been the subject of hundreds of negative product reviews citing the toy’s penchant for splintering into fragments that can lodge in a dog’s stomach or intestines, causing serious illness, and in some cases, death. The BBB issued a public health alert in 2010, but complaints continue to be filed, primarily from people who bought bones at Walmart and Jewel-Osco stores. A spokesperson for the latter says Jewel-Osco issued a “dump and destroy” order on the product in March.