Toxic Waste® brand Nuclear Sludge® Chew Bars may be in fact, toxic, according to a recall listed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration .
The sour, chewy, taffy candy is being recalled because the product could contain elevated levels of lead, Circle City Marketing and Distributing's Candy Dynamics, announced. The candy company is recalling all flavors of its Toxic Waste® brand Nuclear Sludge® Chew Bars because a lot (#8288A) of the cherry flavor of the above-listed product contains elevated levels of lead. The candy had a 0.24 parts per million of lead, while the U.S. FDA tolerance is 0.1 ppm.
The recalled items include:
- Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Cherry Chew Bar (UPC 0 89894 81430 6),
- Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Sour Apple Chew Bar (UPC 0 10684 81410 7),
- Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Blue Raspberry Chew Bar (UPC 0 89894 81420 7).
No other Toxic Waste® brand products are affected by the recall, according to the FDA.
As a North Charleston foodborne illness attorney , I'm glad to hear no food illnesses or injuries have been reported so far in connection to this recall. I urge anyone with this recalled candy to throw out the product or return it to the store of purchase for a refund. Long-term exposure to lead can cause serious health problems, particularly in young kids, including headaches, gastrointestinal pain, behavioral problems, anemia and brain development.
If you have been injured as a result of a product recall, contact a North Charleston personal injury lawyer .