Starburst, Skittles and LifeSavers Gummies Recall Issued After Discovery of Metal Strands

The presence of thin strands of metal which could choke or lacerate consumers led to the Starburst, Skittles and LifeSavers Gummies recall

Federal health officials have announced a recall of Skittles, Starbursts and Life Saver gummies, after it was confirmed that a manufacturing problem caused small, metal fragments to enter the candies and packaging, which could pose a choking or laceration hazard for consumers.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the Skittles, Starbursts and Life Saver recall on May 13, warning consumers to stop eating certain lots of the products immediately, due to the potential presence thin metal fragments.

Officials are warning that consumers, which may include children, could be at risk of consuming the metal fragments which can create airway blockages, lacerations to the mouth, broken teeth or bowel protrusions if swallowed.

The recall includes certain STARBURST Gummies Original Share Size 3.5oz, STARBURST Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8oz, STARBURST Gummies Sours Share Size 3.5oz, STARBURST Gummies Sours Peg Pack 5.8oz, STARBURST Gummies Sour Berries Peg Pack 5.8oz, LIFE SAVERS Gummies Five Flavor Peg Pack 7.0oz, 3.22oz, LIFE SAVERS Wild Berries Gummies Peg Pack 7.0 oz, LIFE SAVERS Sour Gummies Peg Pack 7.0 oz, 180g, SKITTLES Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8 oz, 2.93oz, SKITTLES Gummies Original Stand Up Pouch 12oz, SKITTLES Wild Berry Gummies Peg Pack 5.8 oz, 2.93oz, SKITTLES Gummies Wild Berry Stand Up Pouch 12oz and SKITTLES Sour Gummies Peg Pack 5.8 oz.

The recalled candy products were manufactured by a third party under Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC, and distributed in the United States, Canada and Mexico. For a full list of the recalled products and corresponding Item Number and UPC codes impacted by the recall, customers may visit the FDA recall notice linked above.

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According to the recall, Mars Wrigley is working with the FDA to notify retailers to quarantine any remaining inventory and remove all potentially impacted products from store shelves. The exact number of recalled Skittle, Starburst and Life Saver products was not disclosed.

While the recall does not explicitly indicate how the metal fragments entered the gummies, officials stated very thin metal fragment strands could be either lodged in the gummy candy or loose in the bags.

Customers are being instructed to dispose of the recalled products and not consume them. Those with additional questions or concerns regarding the recall are encouraged to contact Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC at 1-800-651-2564

2 Comments

  • ShelbyJanuary 28, 2023 at 12:22 am

    I am concerned Open my Lifesaver gummies wild berries batch number 105 and was eating them and got through to the whole bag and at the very bottom of it I put a gummy in my mouth and I want to bite down and it was with a pill in the middle of it I've been in jail and tasted it and pulled it out my mouth took many photos wrote them and now I'm on my way to the hospital because I take medications an[Show More]I am concerned Open my Lifesaver gummies wild berries batch number 105 and was eating them and got through to the whole bag and at the very bottom of it I put a gummy in my mouth and I want to bite down and it was with a pill in the middle of it I've been in jail and tasted it and pulled it out my mouth took many photos wrote them and now I'm on my way to the hospital because I take medications and I'm not sure that they're going to react with the medications that I take and my heart's palpitating real fast so I don't know what to do about this but this is very

  • HeywardMay 26, 2022 at 9:05 am

    I may have had issues with the skittles and lifesaver Gummies please give me a call so we can further discuss this matter

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