Mars Wrigley issues recall of several gummy candies due to metal strands

The company says there could be a thin metal strand inside the candies or loose in the bag.
Mars Wrigley in the U.S. and Canada has issued a voluntary recall of several gummy candies.

The company, in a press release issued Friday, says there could be a thin metal strand inside the candies or loose in the bag.

The recall includes certain varieties of Skittles Gummies, Starburst Gummies and Life Saver Gummies.

Mars Wrigley did not specify how many units of candy might be affected.

"We received reports from consumers alerting us to this matter and are not aware of any illnesses to date," the company said.

The products were distributed in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The company says "on the back of the package is a 10-digit manufacturing code, the first three digits in this code will indicate implicated product" in the list below:

List of Recalled Products

Item Number | Description | UPC | Code (first 3 digits)

  • 10188298 | STARBURST Gummies Original Share Size 3.5oz | 10022000253092 | 136, 139, 140


  • 10195414, 10220867 | STARBURST Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8oz | 10022000253818, 00022000284648


  • 10188301 | STARBURST Gummies Sours Share Size 3.5oz | 10022000253122 | 134,135, 137-142


  • 10195413, 10220796, 10195750 | STARBURST Gummies Sours Peg Pack 5.8oz | 10022000253801, 00022000284617, 10022000259384 | 134,135, 137-142


  • 10220865 | STARBURST Gummies Sour Berries Peg Pack 5.8oz | 00022000284624 | 135, 138, 139


  • 10222236, 10136761, 10222238 | LIFE SAVERS Gummies Five Flavor Peg Pack 7.0oz, 3.22oz | 10022000285277, 10019000083422, 10022000285291 | 136, 139


  • 10081699, 10195012 | LIFE SAVERS Wild Berries Gummies Peg Pack 7.0 oz | 10019000083446, 10022000244502 | 136 - 138, 140, 147, 149 - 152


  • 10195000, 10195014, 10095001 | LIFE SAVERS Sour Gummies Peg Pack 7.0 oz, 180g | 10022000242058, 10022000244533, 00019000170491 | 132-134, 139-140, 144-147, 149, 151, 152, 201


  • 10224068, 10228324, 10229828 | SKITTLES Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8 oz, 2.93oz | 10022000285956, 00022000286727, 10022000287363 | 139 - 218


  • 10229823, 10230187 | SKITTLES Gummies Original Stand Up Pouch 12oz | 10022000287325, 00022000287434 | 139 - 218


  • 10224070, 10228325, 10229830 | SKITTLES Wild Berry Gummies Peg Pack 5.8 oz, 2.93oz | 10022000285970, 00022000286734, 10022000287387 | 138 - 218


  • 10229825, 10230290 | SKITTLES Gummies Wild Berry Stand Up Pouch 12oz | 10022000287349, 00022000287441 | 138 - 218


  • 10240169, 10242246, 10240168 | SKITTLES Sour Gummies Peg Pack 5.8 oz | 10022000289749, 00022000291073, 00022000289735 | 204 - 218


"Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC 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 https://www.mars.com/contact-us," the company said.
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