December 19, 2007 / 8:20 AM / in 10 years

UPDATE 1-Japan Tobacco recalls Mild Seven cigarettes

(Recasts with company announcement)

TOKYO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Japan Tobacco Inc (2914.T) said on Wednesday it is recalling some of the Mild Seven brand cigarettes sold in stores in Tokyo and neighbouring prefectures because of faulty filters.

Japan Tobacco said 14,500 cigarettes will be recalled, including 2,500 faulty ones, which were shipped to 225 stores in Tokyo and three other prefectures on Dec. 13.

The faulty filters of the cigarettes were not glued on properly and are likely to come off, the company said.

    Japan Tobacco plans to finish the recall by the end of Wednesday, said company spokeswoman Shoko Hamamoto. (Reporting by Taiga Uranaka and Aiko Hayashi)

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