Toxic Waste Candy: Bubble gum recalled due to health scare

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 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.

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.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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