Massive Candy Recall Effects Utah Halloween Celebrations
Three companies are coming together to recall a candy this year that has been deemed dangerous to children. This recall will take effect across the country including Utah. Rolling Candy is a candy product that resembles an old-style underarm deodorant roller. Instead of deodorant, it serves as a dispenser for a liquid candy that can be rolled onto the consumer's tongue.
The primary safety concern associated with Rolling Candy is its potential to pose a choking hazard to children. Specifically, parents have noted the ball, which acts as the roller, can dislodge if children chew on the bottle, thus creating a choking hazard.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says a 7-year-old girl died in April from a similar candy causing the concern and the candy recall. The CPSC announced a recall that includes 70 million products.
In recent developments, three companies: Candy Dynamics, Cocco Candy and KGR Distribution have joined forces to recall 145,800 units of rolling candy. Look for names like Toxic Waste, Slime Licker Sour Strawberry, Tutti Frutti and Cola.
Stores nationwide and online at www.kgrcandies.com have sold the candy from May 2022 through March 2023. Customers can contact KGR Distribution Corp. for a refund and Candy Dynamics reported that they will give a full refund for any products returned.
Parent advocates emphasize that education is a vital component in ensuring children's safety. Parents are encouraged to either remove the candy from their child's access or educate their children on the proper way to consume Rolling Candy to prevent them from chewing on the bottle.
Interestingly rolling candies have been sold since 2016 so possibly the new design has made the ball easier to dislodge and or swallow due to sizing.
So check your child's candy after trick or treating, make sure not to distribute this candy and let's have a happy safe Halloween this year Utah.
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