Nestlé Purina Petcare today announced the immediate recall of Star Wars catcollars, due to the possibility of injury to cats.

The collars are being recalled because cats may catch their claws on the edgeof the collar, causing it to fray. The frayed collar may cause injury to thecat.

The cat collars can be identified by the distinctive Star Wars fabric sewnonto the black collar. The collar comes in two Star Wars designs, both ofwhich have a bell and a quick release clasp.

The cat collars were sold in Woolworths, Big W and pet speciality stores fromlate 2019.

Nestlé Purina PetCare General Manager Nicole Battistessa said that anyone whohad purchased a Star Wars cat collar should return it to the place of purchasefor a full refund.

“We want to apologise to cat owners for the inconvenience this causes, butencourage you to keep your cat safe by removing this collar immediately,” shesaid.

“The safety of pets is our first priority. As soon as we became aware of theissue we took steps to conduct a recall and notified all relevant retailers,”Ms Battistessa said.

Ms Battistessa confirmed that other Purina PetCare products with Star Warsdesigns are not affected by the recall.

Any cat owner who is concerned about their cat should seek veterinary advice.

Cat owners seeking more information can contact the Purina PetCare AdviceCentre on 1800 738 238 or via www.purina.com.au/contact-us.

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