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Recall of Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars Due to Lead Content

It would be wise to avoid eating Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars, made by the company Toxic Waste. The name of the candy bar is supposed to be a joke, and did not have the intention of actually being toxic, but the Toxic Waste company has issued a recall on the product due to health and safety concerns.

Daily Health Report states that the FDA allows lead content in products that is of an amount of no more than .1 parts per million. Some of the Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars, however, were found to have a lead content of .24 parts per million. These levels are reportedly high enough to cause health problems for infants, children, and pregnant women. Hence, the company voluntarily issued a recall this week on candy bars distributed between 2007 and 2011.

The Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars are a Pakistan-made product and the candy bars were distributed to retail stores throughout the United States. The company recently stopped its distribution due to the recall, but is reportedly working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Anybody that suffers from adverse health consequences due to a dangerous or defective product might be able to take legal action against the manufacturer, company, or entity that is responsible for such an injury. FindLaw states that product liability cases are often based on state laws and brought under the theories of negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty. More information on product liability claims can be found through our Related Resource pages.

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