Wilton's Easter Bunny Hutch Cookie Kit Is Being Recalled Over A Small Detail

With Easter fast approaching, the chocolate bunny industry is in full swing; but one chocolate bunny kit isn't going to make it to the celebration. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Wilton Industries, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for its ready to build Chocolate Cookie Bunny Hutch Kit due to a missing item in its "contains" statement that could cause a serious allergic reaction for those with milk allergies.

If you're unfamiliar with holiday cookie kits, they generally include everything you need to make a seasonal treat — like a gingerbread house. Wilton's Chocolate Cookie Bunny Hutch Kit came with premade chocolate cookies, candy, icing, and other edible decorations, all the buyer would need to do is put it together (via Wilton). The packaging described the kit as a way to "create springtime memories!" Once built, the product was intended to look like a bunny hutch, complete with a rabbit sneaking in the front door.

Milk was missing from the contains statement

Although Wilton did list skim milk powder in the product's ingredients, it omitted milk from the "contains" statement, putting those with milk allergies or severe sensitivities at risk of an adverse reaction if consumed. Fortunately, the FDA shares no illnesses have been reported to date. According to Wilton, the labeling oversight came to its attention after it received an inquiry about the seasonal kit. The product was part of the company's Easter 2022 line and distributed in retail stores across the U.S., as well as in Colombia. It was also available for purchase online, including through Wilton's own website.

The recalled kits have a UPC of 0070896117274 and lot numbers 22005, 22006, or 22007, which are located on the bottom or side of the box.

Wilton is urging consumers with questions about the recall to contact the company directly at productrecall@wilton.com, or via its customer care line at 1-800-794-5866. If you or your child display symptoms from milk allergies, the Mayo Clinic recommends seeing your doctor or allergist. Seek emergency treatment if any signs or symptoms develop related to anaphylaxis, such as itching or trouble breathing.