CHESTER COUNTY, Penn. – Police said someone put sewing needles in some candy given to trick-or-treaters on Halloween in Pennsylvania.
WPVI reported that police in Kennett Square are investigating reports of sewing-type needles found in five Twix bars.
The candy was given to four different children from all different households who were trick-or-treating during Halloween, according to police.
The man reporting the incident said he found the needles as he was checking the candy. He said he saw a Facebook post from somebody describing needles in their Snickers candy.
Also, police said a 12-year-old boy turned in a Snickers bar with needles in it on Sunday. The boy said he had been trick-or treating in the same area.
It is unclear who put the needles there: possibly someone in the neighborhood or someone in food distribution.
That story is of course a reminder to make sure you check what your children are eating. The FDA has some tips to keep your kids safe:
- Always inspect wrapped treats for signs of tampering, such as an unusual appearance or discoloration, tiny pinholes, or tears in wrappers.
- Toss out anything that looks suspicious.
- Parents of very young children should also remove any choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies or small toys.
- If your child has a food allergy, check the label to make sure it is ok.
- Don’t allow your child to eat any homemade baked goods he or she may have received.