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City of Kansas City, Mo.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2011
Candy in voluntary recall found in Kansas City
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department asks area stores to comply with the voluntary recall of Toxic Waste® Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum, 3.2 oz (90 g) size, Lot #15070SC12. A recent test performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that the above-listed product contained elevated levels of Lead.
Circle City Marketing and Distributing, doing business as Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis, IN issued the recall out of an abundance of caution. The product was distributed from Jan. 4, 2011 until March 18, 2011.
“During a recent follow-up investigation, one of our inspectors found the product on a store shelf available for sale,” said Pamela Mitchell, manager of the Health Department’s environmental public health program. “It has been removed, but all stores need to check to see if they have this specific product and lot number and comply with the voluntary recall. The department will continue to conduct investigations surrounding this recall.”
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. Lead can cause health problems, especially for infants, small children and pregnant women.
Media inquiries about this topic should be directed to Jeff Hershberger, public information officer for the Health Department, 816-840-2548 (pager). Follow the Health Department on Facebook and Twitter, www.facebook.com/kcmohealthdept and www.twitter.com/kcmohealthdept.