Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars have been recalled because one lot was found to have high levels of lead – 0.24 parts per million, as opposed to the FDA tolerance of 0.1ppm. The FDA announced that Circle City Marketing and Distributors, which trades as Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis has issued a voluntary recall.

The recall refers to all flavors of “Toxic Waste® brand Nuclear Sludge® Chew Bars”, net weight 0.7oz (20g) package.

These candy products are made in Pakistan.

According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), lot number 8288A (cherry flavor) had levels of lead which have the potential to cause health problems, especially among small children, infants and pregnant mothers.

The company says it is recalling all lots and flavors distributed since 2007 “out of an abundance of caution”.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Cherry Chew Bar – UPC 0 89894 81430 6
  • Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Sour Apple Chew Bar – UPC 0 10684 81410 7
  • Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Blue Raspberry Chew Bar – UPC 0 89894 81420 7.

They all have a net weight of 0.7oz (20g).

Other Toxic Waste® brands are not affected by this recall, the company stresses.

The FDA, CDPH and Candy Dynamics all say thay have not received any reports of illnesses or adverse events linked to these recalled products.

Nuclear Sludge™ Chew Bars, that form part of this recall, were sold and distributed throughout the USA to retail outlets and via mail order.

Candy Dynamics says that distribution of the cherry flavor products has stopped, it had previously halted distribution of the other flavors.

If you have any of these recalled products you can call Eileen O’Neal at 317-228-5012 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm EST).

Product label photographs (on the FDA web site)


Written by Christian Nordqvist