70 Million Rolling Candy Products Recalled After Child’s Choking Death
Following the death of at least one child, a “rolling candy” recall has been announced, impacting more than 70 million products that pose a serious choking hazard for children.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced two separate rolling candy recalls on October 5, after the agency received at least one report involving the death of a seven-year-old girl, who choked after the rolling ball of candy she was eating loosened from its container and became stuck in her throat.
In addition, at least one manufacturer impacted by the recalls is aware of at least two other incidents involving the liquid candy’s rolling ball applicator detaching from the container and falling into a child’s mouth.
Officials warn that if the rolling balls of hard candy and applicator balls that distribute liquid candy dislodge from their packaging, they can fall into the child’s mouth and block the airways, resulting in a choking death.
Candy Dynamics Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy Recall
The largest of the market withdrawals is a Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy recall, which impacts approximately 70 million sour liquid candy products, including the flavors Blue Razz, Strawberry, Black Cherry, and Sour Apple, and Mega Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy in the flavors Blue Razz and Strawberry.
The products were labeled with “TOXIC WASTE,” “SLIME LICKER,” or “MEGA TOXIC WASTE” printed on the front, and were packaged in plastic two-ounce and three-ounce bottles with a plastic rolling ball that holds and disperses sour liquid candy.
The recalled candy retailed for between $2 and $4, and was distributed nationwide from June 2015 until July 2023 in Walmart and Five Below stores, as well as online at Amazon.com and CandyDynamics.com.
While no injuries have been reported in relation to the recall, the manufacturer has become aware of at least two incidents involving the rolling liquid candy applicator ball detaching from the container.
Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled candies, take them away from their children, and contact Candy Dynamics to receive a full refund for products that are not empty of liquid candy.
For more information, consumers may contact Candy Dynamics by phone at 877-546-0483 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, or online at www.CandyDynamicsRecall.expertinquiry.com or at www.CandyDynamics.com, and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page.
Cocco Candy Rolling Candy Recall
The Cocco Candy Rolling Candy Recall impacts approximately 145,800 Sour Strawberry, Sour Tutti Frutti, and Sour Cola flavored rolling candy ball products sold in two-fluid-ounce containers.
The rolling candies were manufactured by Cocco Candy in Turkey and were then distributed by KGR Distribution Corp. in stores nationwide from May 2022 through March 2023, and online at www.kgrcandies.com. They retailed for about $2.50.
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According to the CPSC, the agency received a report in April 2023 involving the choking death of a seven-year-old girl, after the hard candy ball came out of its holder and became trapped in the her throat.
Consumers are being asked to stop using the rolling candy, take it away from their children, and contact KGR Distribution Corp. to receive a refund through PayPal, Zelle, or check by request.
For more information, consumers may contact KRG by phone toll-free at (888) 802-8823 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, or email Recall@kgrdistribution.com. They may also visit online at www.kgrcandies.com, and click on “Recall Information” at the top of the page.
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