RECALL ALERT: Skittles, Life Savers, Starburst gummies may contain metal strands

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Skittles candies are seen in the shop in Milan, Italy on October 6, 2021. Photo credit Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

MCLEAN, Va. (WINS) — Mars Wrigley Confectionery announced a voluntary recall on Friday, May 13, for Skittles, Starburst, and Life Savers gummies as thin metal strands were suspected in the gummies or loose in the bags.

Some consumers have alerted the company of this matter but no illness was reported to date according to Mars Wrigley’s statement. “Products were manufactured by a third party and distributed in the United States, Canada and Mexico.”

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The products subject to this recall in the U.S. are described in the table below. On the back of the package is a 10-digit manufacturing code; the first three digits in the code indicates implicated product as described in the table.

A table consisting of the recalled gummies.
A table consisting of the recalled gummies. Photo credit Mars Wrigley
A table consisting of the recalled gummies.
A table consisting of the recalled gummies. Photo credit Mars Wrigley
A table consisting of the recalled gummies.
A table consisting of the recalled gummies. Photo credit Mars Wrigley

Wrigley is working with stores to remove products and ask consumers to dispose of the product and not consume them.

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