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O’Fallon, IL (KTVI) – State Agriculture officials in Illinois warned consumers today of some bagged mulch sold at two local stores.  The products were packaged and distributed by Ohio Mulch.  Inspectors discovered the bags contained less mulch than advertised on the product.  The bags in question were filled with mulch at the company’s Homerville Georgia and Columbus Ohio plants.

According to investigators, the questionable products were sold at the Menards in O’Fallon Illinois and the Rural King in Waterloo.

Ohio Mulch will offer refunds on the bags purchased by consumers.  In order to obtain a refund you must follow the procedures below.  Also below is a list of the products in question.

To obtain a refund:

Customers need to mail proof of purchase of these products to:  Ohio Mulch, P.O. Box 650, Blacklick, OH, 43004.  Questions about the refunds should be directed to the company at (614) 592-2793.

Products sold locally included:

Longer Lasting Absolute Red #1931

Longer Lasting Absolute Black #1951

Pro’s Choice Premium Cyprus #111

Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy Absolute Black #1952

Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy Absolute Brown #1982

Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy Absolute Gold #1902

Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy Absolute Red #1922

Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy Cedar Mulch #212

Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy Pine Bark Mulch #302

Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy Playmat Wood Fiber #1572

Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy Premium Cyprus Blend #112

Pro’s Choice Positively Black #1952PB