Halloween Candy Recalls Due to Choking Risks

by | Oct 29, 2023 | Personal Injury

With Halloween just days away, two candy makers—Cocco Candy of Turkey and New Jersey-based KGR Distribution—are recalling treats that pose a serious choking hazard to children. The recall follows a tragic incident in April 2023, where a seven-year-old girl in New York choked and died after a rolling ball from Cocco Candy’s Rolling Candy dislodged and became trapped in her throat. This prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to issue a warning. In total, around 145,800 units of Cocco Candy’s Rolling Candy and 70 million units of Candy Dynamics’ Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy are being recalled. These products were sold nationwide and online, priced at around $2.50. The recall affects candies in various flavors including sour strawberry, sour tutti frutti, and sour cola.

Adding to the concern is a separate recall by Carmel, Indiana-based Candy Dynamics, which is recalling its Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy. No injuries have been reported for this brand, but the company received two reports of the rolling ball applicator detaching from the container, presenting a choking hazard for customers.

There have been a number of recent recalls in 2023, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death. On February 1, 2023, there was a recall for EzriCare Artificial Tears.  On May 10, 2023, there was a recall for Medtronic’s implantable cardiac device.  On May 11, 2023 there was recall issued for Peloton bikes. A May 12, 2023 there was a recall of General Motors vehicles with ARC airbag inflators. On June 16, 2023 Ford issued a recall for a hybrid battery defect in Ford Fusions.  Generac recalled eight models of generators due to overheating and fires.

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