Mars Wrigley Recalls More Than a Dozen Life Savers, Skittles, and Starburst Brand Products Due to Possible Metal Fragments

published May 17, 2022
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This year, it seems as if my favorite candies just can’t catch a break. Earlier this year, Ferrero recalled varieties of its Kinder chocolate due to salmonella concerns, while just a few weeks ago saw Strauss Israel announce a recall of their Elite brand chocolates.

Now, for those of you who have bought any Mars Wrigley gummies recently, you can unfortunately add them to the list of recalls, too. Just this week, Mars Wrigley Confectionery US has issued a voluntary recall of some of its most popular products. 

The recalled products include different varieties of Skittles, Starburst, and Life Savers gummies due to the “the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag.” The recall came after the company received consumer reports about the issue. The recalled products were manufactured by a third party and distributed in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. 

The company issued a press release on the matter and notes that they are not aware of any illnesses to date, but are working with retailers to remove the affected products from store shelves immediately. 

More than a dozen products were included in the recall and include the following: Starburst Gummies Original Share Size 3.5oz, Starburst Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8oz, Starburst Gummies Sours Share Size 3.5oz, Starburst Gummies Sours Peg Pack 5.8oz, Starburst Gummies Sour Berries Peg Pack 5.8oz, Life Savers Gummies Five Flavor Peg Pack 7.0oz and 3.22oz, Life Savers Wild Berries Gummies Peg Pack 7.0 oz, Life Savers Sour Gummies Peg Pack 7.0 oz and 180g, Skittles Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8 oz and 2.93oz, Skittles Gummies Original Stand Up Pouch 12oz, Skittles Wild Berry Gummies Peg Pack 5.8 oz and 2.93oz, Skittles Gummies Wild Berry Stand Up Pouch 12oz , and Skittles Sour Gummies Peg Pack 5.8 oz.

The FDA also announced the recall and lists each product along with its manufacturing code and photo so consumers can check to see if their products have been recalled by matching the information on their packages. The company encourages consumers who have purchased an affected item not to consume the product. 

Anyone with questions can contact the company at 1-800-651-2564 or by visiting https://www.mars.com/contact-us.