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2011-03-28

Recall - Toxic Waste Gum & Chew Bars (contain lead)

First of all, with a name like Toxic Waste, how ironic is this?

The following recall notice is from HSW:


Event Highlights
Event Update - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that an additional Toxic Waste® product has been recalled because of excessive lead. The additional product is Toxic Waste® Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum.Testing has revealed that certain lots contains elevated levels of lead that potentially could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women.Recalled products:
Toxic Waste® brand Nuclear Sludge® Chew Bars: All lots and all flavours of both the 0.7 oz (20g) and  0.3 oz (8 g) size products distributed from the product's inception in 2007 through January 2011 are involved in this recall. The recalled Nuclear Sludge™ Chew Bars were distributed nationwide in Canada and the US in retail stores and through mail orders. The 0.3 oz (8 g) size flavours were sold individually, as part of a 'Party Bag’ or Membership kit, and packed in 30 ct., 80 ct., and 120 ct. bags and a 120 ct. fishbowl.

Toxic Waste® Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum: Certain lots of 3.2 oz (90 g) bags. The recalled Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum product was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product was also distributed in limited quantities into Canada and Switzerland.
See HSW Product Details tab for specifics on the affected items.
Anyone in possession of the recalled product should telephone the company for information on destruction of the product. Candy Dynamics is sending recall notices to its direct customers.  Please call Eileen O'Neal at 317-228-5012 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm EST) for further information.
The CFIA is working with the importers to have the affected products removed from the marketplace. For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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