Candy Maker Recalls 'Toxic Waste Short Circuits' Gum for Lead Content


For the third time in as many months, Candy Dynamics of Indianapolis issued a recall of some of its super-sour candy because it could contain high levels of lead. This time a single lot of Toxic Waste Short Circuits Bubble Gum -- which the company doesn't make, but imports from a candy maker in Pakistan -- has been recalled, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA said so far no one has been reported sick from the gum, which samples showed contained lead levels of 0.189 parts per million -- almost twice the legal limit of 0.1 parts per million. Lead can be toxic to small children, creating a range of health issues, and it can cause problems in pregnant women as well.