One of Petco’s foreign suppliers has used stainless steel in bowls that contains small quantities of Cobalt-60. Cobalt-60 is a radioactive material used in gauging material among other industrial uses.
Petco says that levels of Cobalt-60 in affected products is below State and Federal regulatory limits. Expert testing indicates no health risk to the public.
After discovery of the presence of Cobalt-60 by Customs and Border Protection agents, one container was held at port while a second container had earlier been cleared.
Petco immediately had experts examine the potentially affected products who determined the products were safe to handle.
Petco has removed from store shelves and their website, all products from the supplier that produced the bowls.