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Everyone loves candy. It’s a guilty pleasure for many of us. They come in colorful little wrappers and one becomes two, and then two becomes six, and before you know it, you’ve consumed the entire packet.

Of course, we don’t think of candy as being unsafe – minus the potential health problems it might cause – but there are exceptions.

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As it turns out, there is a recall on some gummy candies. According to the FDA, Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC announced a voluntary recall concerning their products. As the FDA explained, the recall is “due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag.”

It turns out that the gummy candies affected by this recall are Life Savers Gummies, Starburst Gummies, and Skittles Gummies – all products sold throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Like with many recalls, not every package has been affected, only ones with specific codes.

Photo: U.S. Food & Drug Administration

If you have any Starburst, Life Savers, or Skittles gummies, you need to look at the back of the package in order to find the code. Look at the demo below:

Once you locate the code, the first three numbers in the manufacturing code will indicate whether or not the product has been affected by the recall.

Photo: U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Check out the codes affected down below:

STARBURST® Gummies Original Share Size 3.5oz, code first three digits 136, 139 or 140.
STARBURST® Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8oz, code first three digits 136, 139 or 140.
STARBURST® Gummies Sours Share Size 3.5oz, code first three digits 134,135, 137-142.
STARBURST® Gummies Sours Peg Pack 5.8oz, code first three digits 134,135, 137-142.
STARBURST® Gummies Sour Berries Peg Pack 5.8oz, code first three digits 135, 138 or 139.
LIFE SAVERS® Gummies Five Flavor Peg Pack 7.0oz, 3.22oz, code first three digits 136 or 139.
LIFE SAVERS® Wild Berries Gummies Peg Pack 7.0 oz, code first three digits 136 – 138, 140, 147, 149 – 152.
LIFE SAVERS® Sour Gummies Peg Pack 7.0 oz, 180g, code first three digits 132-134, 139-140, 144-147, 149, 151, 152 or 201.
SKITTLES® Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8 oz, 2.93oz, code first three digits 139 – 218.
SKITTLES® Gummies Original Stand Up Pouch 12oz, code first three digits 139 – 218.
SKITTLES® Wild Berry Gummies Peg Pack 5.8 oz, 2.93oz, code first three digits 138 – 218.
SKITTLES® Gummies Wild Berry Stand Up Pouch 12oz, code first three digits 138 – 218.
SKITTLES® Sour Gummies Peg Pack 5.8 oz, code first three digits 204 – 218.

Photo: U.S. Food & Drug Administration

If you have any of these gummy candies that match the impacted codes, then you should dispose of them immediately. If you have any questions about the recall, you can contact the manufacturer at 1-800-651-2564 or click here for their website.

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