Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Candy Recalled Over Lead Levels

Toxic waste candy recall
Toxic waste candy recall

It almost sounds like a joke or science experiment gone awry: a sour candy called Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars under the Toxic Waste brand is recalled because a test showed the candy contained potentially toxic levels of lead.

Candy Dynamics of Indianapolis is recalling all lots of the sour candy sold between 2007 and January 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. The recall was prompted by a test result from the California Department of Public Health that showed a lot of cherry-flavored Sludge bars had high lead levels -- 0.24 parts per million -- more than double that allowable limit. Lead can be toxic to young children and cause brain damage.