Skittles, Starburst Gummies Recalled Over Metal Pieces

A thin metal strand could be embedded in the candy.

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Mars Wrigley Confectionery US on Friday announced a voluntary recall of specific varieties of Skittles Gummies, Starburst Gummies and Life Savers Gummies due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration received reports from consumers alerting the agency to this matter; it is not aware of any illnesses to date. The products were manufactured by a third party and distributed in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Mars Wrigley Confectionery will work with retailers to remove recalled products from store shelves. If consumers believe they have purchased a recalled item, they should dispose of the product and not consume it. Consumers with questions can contact the company by calling 1-800-651-2564 or by visiting

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