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Health Hazard Alert - Circle City Marketing and Distributing, doing business as Candy Dynamics is issuing a voluntary recall of all Toxic Waste brand Nuclear Sludge products

Recall / advisory date:
January 28, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Exclusive Candy & Novelty Distribution Ltd., GPAE Trading, Pauline Johnson Confectionery Mfg. Co.
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:
6222, 6223, 6232

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 28, 2011 - Candy Dynamics, USA, has issued the following expanded warning on January 27, 2011:


Laura King

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 27, 2010 - Circle City Marketing and Distributing, doing business as Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis, IN, is issuing a voluntary recall of all Toxic Waste® brand Nuclear Sludge® products, all flavors, 0.3 oz (8 g) size pieces. The product is imported from Pakistan.

On January 13, 2011, the company previously recalled Toxic Waste Brand® Nuclear Sludge®, Net wt. 0.7 oz (20g) size, all flavors. With this recall of the smaller piece size, the company has now recalled all products labeled as "Nuclear Sludge®".

Further testing by the company indicates that while some of the smaller sized products were below the FDA limit, some contain elevated levels of lead (0.101 parts per million to .311 ppm; the U.S. FDA tolerance is 0.1 ppm) that potentially could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women.

The company has determined to recall all lots and all flavors of the smaller sized product distributed from the product's inception in May 2009 through January 2011.

The smaller sized products are identified as: Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Cherry (UPC 0 89894 81901 1), Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Green Apple (UPC 0 89894 81701 7), and Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Blue Raspberry (UPC 0 89894 81801 4). Each individual piece has a net wt. of 0.3 oz (8 g) and were sold individually, as part of a 'Party Bag’ or Membership kit, and packed in 30 ct., 80 ct., and 120 ct. bags and a 120 ct. fishbowl.

No other "Toxic Waste®" brand product, besides those labeled "Nuclear Sludge®" is affected by this recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recalled Nuclear Sludge® products were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product was also distributed in Canada and in very limited quantities in Guatemala, Ireland, Jordan, Korea, Mexico and El Salvador.

The company is discontinuing the sale of Nuclear Sludge® products in the U.S.

Candy Dynamics is sending recall notices to its direct customers. Anyone in possession of the recalled product should telephone the company for information on destruction of the product. Please call Eileen O’Neal at 317-228-5012 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm EST) for further information.


These products may have been distributed nationally in Canada.

The CFIA is working with the importers to have the affected products removed from the marketplace.

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