Candy recall: Skittles, Starburst, LifeSavers gummies recalled

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Candy maker Mars Wrigley U.S. is recalling several of its products due to the possible presence of thin metal strands.

The Chicago-based company said the recall comes after customer complaints. It covers specific varieties of Skittles Gummies, Starburst Gummies and LifeSavers Gummies due to the “potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag.”

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There have been no illnesses connected to the products, the Food and Drug Administration said.

The recall covers:

  • Life Savers Gummies Five Flavor, 3.22 and 7.0 ounces
  • Life Savers Wild Berries Gummies, 7.0 ounces
  • Life Savers Sour Gummies, 7.0 and 6.35 ounces
  • Skittles Gummies Original, 2.93, 5.8 and 12 ounces
  • Skittles Wild Berry Gummies, 2.93, 5.8 and 12 ounces
  • Skittles Sour Gummies, 5.8 ounces
  • Starburst Gummies Original, 3.5 and 5.8 ounces
  • Starburst Gummies Sour, 3.5 and 5.8 ounces
  • Starburst Gummies Sour Berry, 5.8 ounces

You can go here to see the item numbers and UPC codes of the specific products.

Mary Wrigley is working with retailers to remove recalled products from the shelves. People who have purchased one of the items is advised to throw it away. Customers with questions can contact the company by calling 1-800-651-2564 or by visiting