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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Don't eat transformers candies

California health officials have 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, the California Department of Public Health said Friday.

The candies are imported from China and distributed by Au'some, Inc., located in Monmouth Junction, N.J.

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 the state.

Recent analysis of the candy determined that the Lot No. 09168 of the candies 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 No. 66097311718-3) and consists of compressed, hard candies that are pink, orange, blue and purple. The candies are visible through the retail package. The lot number is printed on each individual retail bag of candy in black ink on the clear plastic seam, located on the back of the packaging.