updated 7/15/2005 8:09:24 PM ET 2005-07-16T00:09:24

Nabisco Foods issued a national recall Friday for 838,000 boxes of Pure Milk Chocolate Covered Oreo Sandwich Cookies because some boxes may contain cookies with peanut butter creme filling, posing a health hazard to people allergic to peanuts.

The recall covers 7.5-ounce boxes of chocolate-covered Oreos with the UPC product code number of 44000 01094 and “Best When Used By” dates through 05NOV05. The cookies are supposed to have vanilla creme filling, as depicted on the front label, but some packages may include cookies with peanut butter creme filling.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat these products.

Consumers and retailers who purchased the recalled cookies may return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions can call 1-800-464-8264 or visit the company’s Web site.

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