New York, USA – In a significant development, two major candy manufacturers have issued a massive recall of rolling candies due to choking hazards, as reported by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Candy Dynamics, one of the companies involved, is recalling a staggering 70 million units of its product, known as “Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy.” Simultaneously, another company, Cocco Candy, in conjunction with KGR Distribution, has recalled 145,800 units of “Cocco Candy Rolling Candy.”
Massive Recall Issued for Rolling Candies in New York Amid Choking Hazard
The candies in question feature a small ball that consumers can roll directly on their tongues, often providing a sour flavor experience.
This recall comes in response to a tragic incident in April 2023 when CPSC received a report of a 7-year-old girl in New York who tragically choked and lost her life when a Cocco Candy rolling ball dislodged and became lodged in her throat.
To ensure consumer safety, CPSC has issued a stern warning, advising individuals to immediately discontinue the use of Cocco Candy products. The affected flavors include Sour Strawberry, Sour Tutti Frutti, and Sour Cola, all packaged in two-fluid-ounce containers. These candies were sold both in physical stores and online, available from May 2022 to March 2023, typically priced around $2.50.
For those concerned about the recall, the CPSC website provides a list of affected barcode numbers. Consumers can also reach out to KGR Distribution for further assistance through a toll-free number, (888) 802-8823, available from 9 am to 5 pm ET on weekdays. Alternatively, they can contact the company via email at Recall@kgrdistribution.com or online.
In a separate but related recall, Candy Dynamics is recalling 70 million two- to three-ounce roller candies, available in Blue Razz, Strawberry, Sour Apple, and Black Cherry flavors. These products bear labels with phrases such as “TOXIC WASTE” and “SLIME LICKER Sour Rolling Liquid Candy” or “MEGA TOXIC WASTE” and “SLIME LICKER Sour Rolling Liquid Candy.” They were sold through various retailers, including Walmart, Five Below, Amazon, and online sites, from June 2015 to July 2023, with prices ranging from $2 to $4.
Candy Dynamics is urging consumers to contact the company for a full refund if they possess any of the recalled products.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in collaboration with Asaf Gida d/b/a Cocco Candy of Turkey and KGR Distribution Corp. of Passaic, New Jersey, has taken this action to prevent further incidents. The recall includes Cocco Candy’s Rolling Candy, which comes in various flavors, each containing 2 fluid ounces. The recall notice specifies affected barcode numbers.
Consumers who may have these products are strongly urged to stop using them immediately, especially around children, and promptly contact KGR Distribution Corp. for a refund.
This recall underscores the importance of product safety and vigilance in protecting consumers, particularly in the case of items intended for children and young individuals.