FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Circle City Marketing and Distributing doing business as Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis, Indiana, is issuing a voluntary recall of all Toxic Waste® brand Nuclear Sludge® Chew Bars, all flavors, Net wt. 0.7 oz (20 g) package.
The product is imported from Pakistan.
A recent test performed by the California Department of Public Health has indicated that a lot (#8288A) of the cherry flavor of the above-listed product contains elevated levels of lead (0.24 parts per million; the U.S. FDA tolerance is 0.1 ppm) that potentially could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women.
Out of an abundance of caution, the company has determined to recall all lots and all flavors of the product distributed from the product's inception in 2007 through January 2011.
The products are identified as: 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), and Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Blue Raspberry Chew Bar (UPC 0 89894 81420 7).
Each chew bar has a net wt. of 0.7 oz (20 g).
No other "Toxic Waste®" brand product is affected by this recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recalled Nuclear Sludge™ Chew Bars were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.
The company has discontinued distribution of the cherry flavor and had previously discontinued distribution of the other two flavors.
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. EST) for further information.
These products may have been distributed nationally in Canada.
The CFIA is working with the importers to have the affected products 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 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).