RECALL NOTICE


We have recently discovered a slight error on our part which may pose a concern for you. Through tracing the payment records of our distributing retailers, we believe that you may have purchased one of our cacti in the past. Our records do not indicate which variety of cactus you purchased. However, you should be aware of the possible dangers in continuing to keep this cactus inside your home.

It is our standard practice to grow our cacti in greenhouses, and thus there is little concern of any type of infestation. However, a significant number of cacti do not grow well under controlled conditions, and thus must be harvested from nature.

All our contractors follow strict procedures in spraying the cactus they harvest. Unfortunately, we have reason to believe that a contractor who worked for us recently became disgruntled over a payment issue and stopped spraying the cacti he harvested. It appears that as our relationship with him worsened he began selectively harvesting infected cacti. Thus we felt it was our duty to warn you of the dangers which may now be associated with your cactus.

There is no need to panic. However, you should watch for telltale warning signs. If any of the following occur, you should probably dispose of your cactus quickly:

1) dark brown discoloration;
2) sudden loss of needles;
3) strange, unidentifiable sounds near the cactus (sounds like “muni muni muni”);
4) odd bulges in the cactus;
5) a large swelling of the cactus to 40 or 50 percent of its original size;
6) a loud popping sound, followed by a disintegration of the cactus; or
7) a large tarantula infestation in your home.

Take care and good luck!! We’ll be praying for you.


Cactus Recall Division