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Crawl errors I can do nothing about

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Hi, I'm on Google webmaster, looking at crawl errors for a website that's been up for years. I have a lot of crawl errors like this, where people on other websites, or my blog, have mentioned and linked to a product that has since been taken off the menu.
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Question is, are those a problem in Google's eyes? Should I be attempting to remove these old links? Will it hurt our SEO?

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The ideal way of dealing with it would be to simply redirect the user to the home page, or even better, to a search results page for a search relating to what they were trying to view. This may be more effort that what it's worth though! Another option could be to configure the webserver to do a 301 redirect for such pages so Google would know not to index them.
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Thanks!!
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