Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 28, 2011 19:30 ET

CFIA/Candy Dynamics Recalls Toxic Waste® Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum Net wt. 3.2 oz. (90g) Package --- Lot # 15070SC12

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - Candy Dynamics, USA, issued the following press release on March 26, 2011:

Circle City Marketing and Distributing, doing business as Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis, IN, is issuing a voluntary recall of Toxic Waste® Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum, 3.2 oz (90 g) size, Lot #15070SC12. The product is imported from Pakistan.

A recent test performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has indicated that Lot #15070SC12 of the 3.2 oz. (90 g) size of the above-listed product contains elevated levels of lead (0.189 parts per million; the FDA tolerance is 0.1 ppm) that potentially could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women.

Out of abundance of caution, the company has determined to recall Lot #15070SC12, which was distributed from January 4, 2011 until March 18, 2011.

The product is identified as: Toxic Waste® Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum, (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", besides Lot #15070SC12 is affected by this recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recalled Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum product was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product was also distributed in limited quantities into Canada and Switzerland.

The company 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 9am - 5pm EST) for further information.

This product may have been distributed nationally in Canada.

The CFIA is continuing its investigation to have the affected product removed from the marketplace.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

A photo of the product is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/productCFIA.pdf

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600
    or
    Eileen O'Neal
    317-228-5012