Carol Wine of Akron, Ohio never would have thought that she would find a needle in her dog’s chew toy.
CandiCane, her English bulldog, was playing with a Chinese-made reindeer dog toy. Wine checked the toy out before giving it to CandiCane, and it seemed to be safe.
Except, Wine later found a 3-inch needle-long needle in the dog toy.
Wine explained: ”We were doing this tug of war and I saw this silver thing . . . then something pricked my hand. . . . I just happened to go home at lunch that day. What was especially alarming to me is if I had just given her the toy and then left the house. You know how they bite and try to get the squeaker out.”
After the incident, Wine returned the toy and the needle to the toy company, and employees contacted corporate about the situation. Wine was told that she would be contacted, but there has still been no response from the company of how a needle got into one of their dog toys.