WASHINGTON — Did you recently purchase a bag of Skittles, Life Savers or Starburst gummies? They may be involved in a recent recall.
On Friday, confectionary giant Mars Wrigley U.S. issued a voluntary recall for certain varieties of the three candy brands due to the potential presence of a thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag. The company said that there have been no reports of illness from the products.
Mars Wrigley did not indicate how many units of candy were involved in the recall. The company said that a third party was responsible for distributing the confectionary, and affected products were sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Customers can identify if their product is involved in the recall by locating the 10-digit manufacturing number on the back of the package; the first three digits in this code will indicate an implicated product, which can be checked against recalled products using this table provided by the FDA.
The following packages should be checked:
- Starburst Gummies Original, 3.5 and 5.8 ounces
- Starburst Gummies Sour, 3.5 and 5.8 ounces
- Starburst Gummies Sour Berry, 5.8 ounces
- Life Savers Gummies Five Flavor, 3.22 and 7.0 ounces
- Life Savers Wild Berries Gummies, 7.0 ounces
- Life Savers Sour Gummies, 7.0 and 6.35 ounces (180 grams)
- Skittles Gummies Original, 2.93, 5.8 and 12 ounces
- Skittles Wild Berry Gummies, 2.93, 5.8 and 12 ounces
- Skittles Sour Gummies, 5.8 ounces
The image below is an example of the manufacturing number needed to identify the recalled product:
Mars Wrigley said that customers who believe they've purchased a recalled product 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 the company's website.