Toxic Waste Candy: Bubble gum recalled due to health scare

 

By Posted 29 Mar 2011, 15:03

There have been some worrying recalls of late, earlier today we told you about Volkswagen recalling some of their vehicles due to faulty wiring, and a few days ago we heard about almost five million fans being recalled. Today we can warn you about some candy which has been found to contain high levels of lead.

An article by Nancy Zielinski from Examiner.com is reporting that the recall concerns Toxic Waste Short Circuits Bubble Gum. Tests carried out by the US Food and Drug Administration found the product contained a lead level of 0.189 parts per million, the recommended level is 0.1 per million.

Also See: 2011 May product recalls roundup: Consumer concern

Too much lead can be a health risk especially for young children or pregnant women. The affected candy has the lot number #15070SC12, which can be found along the left of the bag, and the UPC is 0 89894 31001 3. It was distributed between January 4 and March 18 2011.

The candy was sold through mail order and stores nationwide, with some also being sold in Canada. Consumers who have some of the product should contact 317-228-5012 for more information. No illnesses have been reported so far.