A popular Hershey's item has been recalled. Here's what you need to know

Recalled bottles were shipped nationwide between April 15 and May 3

Signage is reflected in vehicle parked outside Hershey's headquarters in Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Friday, July 13, 2018.
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If you've recently bought Hershey's Chocolate Shell Topping, the company has issued a recall after accidentally putting Heath Bar into the topping. 

Around 1,700 bottles were filled with Heath Bar Topping, which contains almonds. Recalled products were shipped nationwide throughout the U.S. between April 15 and May 3. A recall notice has been posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and also on Hershey's website, stating that the 7.25-ounce bottles containing the almonds were shipped on the above date and have the product code 25JSAS1 and the Universal Product Code (UPC) 346000.

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Those with a nut allergy should especially be cautious and immediately check to see if their purchased topping falls into the recalled batch. While the recall is voluntary, for those with nut allergies, this could be potentially fatal if you were to accidentally consume this product.

To address the situation, Hershey made an official statement saying that the "situation arose due to an isolated error at a contract manufacturing facility," and the company made sure to take "immediate steps" to ensure the issue did not happen again. The recall was initiated in an effort to protect public health and to avoid consumption by those with a nut allergy of any severity.

So far, there have not been any reported cases of injury or illness due to the manufacturing error, according to the recall release. But, for those that have purchased the Hershey's Chocolate Shell Topping on or before April 15, then you don't have to worry because those batches are not included in the recall.

If you were someone who happened to purchase one of these toppings after April 15, though, then you should contact Hershey's Customer Relations in order to qualify for a full refund. You can do so by calling 1-866-528-6848, or you can visit their website www.askhershey.com for further assistance.

Rylee Johnston

Rylee is a U.S. news writer who previously worked for woman&home and My Imperfect Life covering lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. Before joining woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.