SACRAMENTO (CDPH) — California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Mark Horton today warned consumers not to eat Transformers ‘Revenge of the Fallen™’ Crunchy Candies from one specific lot after tests found unacceptable levels of lead. Consumers in possession of the candy should discard it immediately.
Transformers ‘Revenge of the Fallen™’ Crunchy Candies is imported from China and distributed by Au’some, Inc., located in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey. The affected lot was sold exclusively to 99 Cent Only stores in California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas. Au’some, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of the candy after learning of the elevated levels of lead found by CDPH.
Recent analysis of the candy determined that Transformers ‘Revenge of the Fallen™’ Crunchy Candies, Lot # 09168, contained as much as 0.27 parts per million (ppm) of lead. California considers candies with lead levels in excess of 0.10 ppm to be contaminated.
The candy is sold in 4.5 oz packages (UPC # 66097311718-3) and consists of compressed, hard candies which are pink, orange, blue, and purple in color. The candies are visible through the retail package. The lot number, “09168,” is printed on each individual retail bag of candy in black ink on the clear plastic seam, located on the back of the packaging.
Pregnant women and parents of children who may have consumed this candy should consult their physician or health care provider to determine if medical testing is needed.
Consumers who find Transformers ‘Revenge of the Fallen™’ Crunchy Candies for sale are encouraged to call the CDPH Complaint Hotline at (800) 495-3232.