The malfunction resulted in undercooked meat, the Agriculture Department announced Thursday evening.
The SpaghettiO meals being recalled consist of children's meals SpaghettiOs with Meatballs, SpaghettiOs A to Z with Meatballs and SpaghettiOs Fun Shapes with Meatballs. The bottom of their cans are marked with "EST 4K" and expiration dates of between June 2010 and December 2011.
It's still unclear when the cooker began to malfunction, so Campbell is recalling products that have been out since Dec. 2008, to err on the safe side. The company estimates that about 35,000 cases of the SpaghettiOs on recall are currently on the market.
Campbell adds that much of this has probably already been eaten.
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For more details on the recall, Campbell's is offering a hotline at (866) 495-3774.
-- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York
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