Life Savers, Skittles & Starburst Gummies [Canada]


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Life Savers, Skittles & Starburst Gummies [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Mars Wrigley Canada, a North York, Ontario establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Life Savers branded Gummies, Skittles branded Gummies and Starburst branded Gummies from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected metal fragment contamination and consequential risks of choking, oral injury, internal ingestion, GI tract laceration damage, bowel obstruction and sepsis, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death.

CFIA: https://cutt.ly/RHYB12h

Direct link: https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/life-savers-skittles-and-starburst-brand-gummies-recalled-due-pieces-metal

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Gummies Confectionery are subject to this recall (in alphabetical order):

  • Life Savers branded Gummies, Sours, sold in 180 gram packages with a manufacturing code that starts with 139 to 201 and a UPC of 0 64900 42970 5
  • Skittles branded Gummies, Original, sold in 57 gram packages with a manufacturing code that starts with 139 to 218 and a UPC of 0 58496 46078 5
  • Skittles branded Gummies, Original, sold in 164 gram packages with a manufacturing code that starts with 139 to 218 and a UPC of 0 58496 46084 6
  • Skittles branded Gummies, Original, sold in 280 gram packages with a manufacturing code that starts with 139 to 218 and a UPC of 0 58496 46086 0
  • Skittles branded Gummies, Berry, sold in 164 gram packages with a manufacturing code that starts with 138 to 218 and a UPC of 0 58496 46088 4
  • Skittles branded Gummies, Berry, sold in 280 gram packages with a manufacturing code that starts with 138 to 218 and a UPC of 0 58496 46090 7
  • Starburst branded Gummies, Original, sold in 164 gram packages with a manufacturing code that starts with 136 to 140 and a UPC of 0 64900 43137 1
  • Starburst branded Gummies, Sours, sold in 164 gram packages with a manufacturing code that starts with 134 to 142 and a UPC of 0 64900 43138 8
  • Starburst branded Gummies, Sour Berries, sold in 164 gram packages with a manufacturing code that starts with 135 to 139 and a UPC of 0 64900 23277 0

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Gummies Confectionery can be found on the Web site above.

==> No item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

These Gummies Confectionery products may have been marketed, distributed and sold in all Canadian provinces, although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution outside the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

According to the CFIA, Mars Wrigley Canada has recalled certain batch/lots of Life Savers branded Gummies, Skittles branded Gummies and Starburst branded Gummies from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected metal fragment contamination. As a result of this reported defect, you should neither serve nor consume the recalled Gummies Confectionery identified above.

In general, if glass, plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

This recall was initiated after the company received numerous complaints from customers in the United States who found the metal fragments inside the Life Savers branded Gummies, Skittles branded Gummies and Starburst branded Gummies Confectionery products.

==> To see our coverage of the Gummies Confectionery product recall in America, please visit: https://wp.me/p2bVty-_lB0.

Proposed Remedy:
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Life Savers branded Gummies, Skittles branded Gummies and Starburst branded Gummies, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the products to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat choking, oral injury, internal ingestion, GI tract laceration damage and bowel obstruction.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Mars Wrigley Confectionery US toll-free at 1-800-651-2564 during normal business hours Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday, on the Web at https://www.mars.com/contact-us.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please e-mail the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) at information@inspection.gc.ca. You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or +1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time.

If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at +1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at cfia.media.acia@inspection.gc.ca.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Gummies Confectionery, please search for “gummies” or more generically, “confectionery” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Metal Fragment contamination, please search for “metal” or more generically, “fragment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Choking hazards, please search for “Choking” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Ingestion hazards, please search for “ingestion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Laceration hazards, please search for “Laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Bowel Obstruction hazards, please search for “bowel” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Sepsis hazards, please search for “sepsis” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Mars Wrigley Canada or Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC, please search for “Mars Wrigley” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Life Savers brand, please search for “Life Savers” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Skittles brand, please search for “Skittles” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Starburst brand, please search for “Starburst” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

French/Français:
You can also read about this recall in French here (“ACIA”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/rappel-gummies-marque-life-savers-skittles-et-starbust-en-raison-presence-morceaux

Vous pouvez également lire ce rappel en français ici (“ACIA”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/rappel-gummies-marque-life-savers-skittles-et-starbust-en-raison-presence-morceaux

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More information about this recall:
CFIA/ACIA reference number: RA-64176
Canadian Food Inspection Agency ID: 14989
Recalls Direct RIN: 15815-2022
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