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Rolling candy recalled because of choking hazard

Parents in Oklahoma and around the country who purchased Cocco Candy Rolling Candy or Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy for their children should check the packaging on these products immediately. That is because KGR Candies and Candy Dynamics have both announced product recalls because of a potentially deadly choking hazard. Parents can receive a refund if they return unopened packages of Cocco Candy Rolling Candy or Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy. Both candy manufacturers announced their product recalls on Oct. 5.

Cocco Candy Rolling Candy

The KGS Candies recall affects 145,800 2-ounce tubes of the company’s popular rolling liquid candy that was sold by brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers between May 2022 and March 2023. The treats are being recalled because they feature a rolling ball that can dislodge and become trapped in an individual’s throat when they are consumed. In April 2023, a 7-year-old girl in New York choked to death on one of these rolling balls.

Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy

Indiana-based Candy Dynamics is recalling about 70 million packages of its popular rolling candy because of the same choking hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recall notice does not mention any injuries or deaths linked to Candy Dynamics products. Manufacturers work with the USCPSC to protect consumers from dangerous products and shield themselves from product liability lawsuits.

An abundance of caution

Manufacturers should do all that they reasonably can to protect their customers from dangerous and defective products, and this is especially true when the products in question will be used or consumed by children. KGR Candies and Candy Dynamics may have recalled their products out of an abundance of caution, or they could have chosen to act to avoid facing potentially costly and embarrassing lawsuits.