A company that markets imported candy under the “Toxic Waste” brand name is having more problems with lead in its products.
Circle City Marketing and Distributing, doing business as Candy Dynamics, of Indianapolis, IN, has issued a voluntary recall of Toxic Waste® Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum. The gum is imported from Pakistan.
In a news release, the company said a recent test performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicated that Lot #15070SC12 of the 3.2 oz. (90 g) size of the bubble gum product contains elevated levels of lead. The tests found lead at 0.189 parts per million; the FDA tolerance is 0.1 ppm. Lead can potentially cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women.
“Out of abundance of caution,” according to the statement, the company recalled Lot #15070SC12, which was distributed from Jan. 4, 2011 until March 18, 2011. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recalled Toxic Waste® Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum is labeled with UPC 0 89894 31001 3). 3.2 oz (90 g) size, Lot #15070SC12 (the Lot # is located along the left side of the bag).
No other Toxic Waste® brand product or Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum is affected by this recall.
The recalled Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum product was distributed nationwide in retail stores and by mail order. The product was also distributed in limited quantities in Canada and Switzerland.
In January, Circle City/Candy Dynamics recalled all of its Toxic Waste brand sour candies labled as “Nuclear Sludge,” and announced it was discontinuing sales of the products in the U.S.
The company said it will continue to sell Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum products in the U.S.
Candy Dynamics is sending recall notices to its direct customers. Anyone in possession of the recalled product should telephone the company for information on destruction of the product. Please call Eileen O’Neal at 317-228-5012 (Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET) for further information.