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Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby Dead Metal » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:30 am

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Very very dangerous amounts of lead!
Click here to read the article on the Orange County Register. We have a short excerpt for you:

Not that this candy looked that appetizing to begin with, but if you have "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" Crunchy Candies in your house, get rid of it.

The California Department of Public Health discovered that one lot of the candy had excessive levels of lead, which can be harmful to the brain development of children. Pregnant women (not the target demographic of the movie or the candy, surely) who have eaten the candy, or parents of children who have, should consult a physician immediately, CDPH said in a statement Friday.


So yes if you do have these, don't eat them or give them to anybody, especially not children and throw them away!
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby Screamfleet » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:45 am

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I feel like an awful person...
The first thing that ran through my head was Spike saying "Oh S#$^ what are we going to do now?"

Which, not so bad, but the 2nd thing was "it must be a decepticon plot!"

And the 3rd was... "that's the way transformers like their candy, with extra lead!"

After all those, I finally thought, "This is no good."
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby Mechastrike » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:13 am

please don't tell me this thing was made in china. no offense. i mean the last time i heard of tainted food were those milk products tainted w/ melamine.
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:13 am

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First lead paint, now lead candy? Fortunately it was only one single lot.
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby AutobotTrainer » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:37 am

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Mechastrike wrote:please don't tell me this thing was made in china. no offense. i mean the last time i heard of tainted food were those milk products tainted w/ melamine.


Yes, made in China. Ding Ding...tell him what he's won, Bob...
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby SlyTF1 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:38 am

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What ROTF candy!? I never heard of any ROTF candy! Damnit, I want some now! Oh, well. I bet it tasts like crap anyway.
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby Liftgate » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:19 pm

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This is why I always look to see where unfamiliar candy is made. It's smarter to be on the safe side and NEVER EAT MADE IN CHINA CANDY. :)
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby agentk9 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:10 pm

Screamfleet wrote:I feel like an awful person...
The first thing that ran through my head was Spike saying "Oh S#$^ what are we going to do now?"

Which, not so bad, but the 2nd thing was "it must be a decepticon plot!"

And the 3rd was... "that's the way transformers like their candy, with extra lead!"

After all those, I finally thought, "This is no good."


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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby Highbeam » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:59 pm

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Are they frakking serious?? I ate half a bag of those last Halloween and my friend's kids had a bag too... Do they have a time frame when the tainted lot was produced or anything?? :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

EDIT: I just checked the extra bag I had and it's not the same product. It's a variety pack that had similar hard 'crunchy' candies (more like solidified pixi stick texture) and gummies and something equivalent to Starburst fruit chews but they were sold in mass at Walmarts last Halloween. The lead tainted product apparently was sold "exclusively to 99 Cent Only stores in California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas" according to http://www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/NR10-054.aspx

Still makes me wonder if there was anything in the 'crunchy' candies in those bags though... Would there be a way to check on those too?
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby Chupacabra Convoy » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:19 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:First lead paint, now lead candy? Fortunately it was only one single lot.



Wait, are you talking about Lead paint in Transformers toys? or what happened to other toys?

I don't think there's ever been a case of a Transformers toy actually having lead, misassembled sure, but not lead. Of course, I could be wrong, in which case I might have a deadly transformer in my room somewhere. :shock:

I always thought that the nature of concept and the fact that it is one of the strongest core brands for Hasbro/TakaraTomy prevented the toys from being made half assed.
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby agentk9 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:46 pm

Chupacabra Convoy wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:First lead paint, now lead candy? Fortunately it was only one single lot.



Wait, are you talking about Lead paint in Transformers toys? or what happened to other toys?

I don't think there's ever been a case of a Transformers toy actually having lead, misassembled sure, but not lead. Of course, I could be wrong, in which case I might have a deadly transformer in my room somewhere. :shock:

I always thought that the nature of concept and the fact that it is one of the strongest core brands for Hasbro/TakaraTomy prevented the toys from being made half assed.


Yea dude, back in the 80's the original TF toys had lead in them. If my memory serves me correctly, I believe Astrotrain was singled out for it the most.
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby Chupacabra Convoy » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:32 am

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agentk9 wrote:
Chupacabra Convoy wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:First lead paint, now lead candy? Fortunately it was only one single lot.



Wait, are you talking about Lead paint in Transformers toys? or what happened to other toys?

I don't think there's ever been a case of a Transformers toy actually having lead, misassembled sure, but not lead. Of course, I could be wrong, in which case I might have a deadly transformer in my room somewhere. :shock:

I always thought that the nature of concept and the fact that it is one of the strongest core brands for Hasbro/TakaraTomy prevented the toys from being made half assed.


Yea dude, back in the 80's the original TF toys had lead in them. If my memory serves me correctly, I believe Astrotrain was singled out for it the most.



What?! No way... now I'm kind of glad I missed all those originals. Did that carry on to the post season 3 toys? Cause that's like the bulk of my original G1 collection.
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby Dead Metal » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:49 am

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Chupacabra Convoy wrote:
agentk9 wrote:
Chupacabra Convoy wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:First lead paint, now lead candy? Fortunately it was only one single lot.



Wait, are you talking about Lead paint in Transformers toys? or what happened to other toys?

I don't think there's ever been a case of a Transformers toy actually having lead, misassembled sure, but not lead. Of course, I could be wrong, in which case I might have a deadly transformer in my room somewhere. :shock:

I always thought that the nature of concept and the fact that it is one of the strongest core brands for Hasbro/TakaraTomy prevented the toys from being made half assed.


Yea dude, back in the 80's the original TF toys had lead in them. If my memory serves me correctly, I believe Astrotrain was singled out for it the most.



What?! No way... now I'm kind of glad I missed all those originals. Did that carry on to the post season 3 toys? Cause that's like the bulk of my original G1 collection.

You'r safe as long as you don't eat or suck on them.
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby agentk9 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:50 am

Chupacabra Convoy wrote:
agentk9 wrote:
Chupacabra Convoy wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:First lead paint, now lead candy? Fortunately it was only one single lot.



Wait, are you talking about Lead paint in Transformers toys? or what happened to other toys?

I don't think there's ever been a case of a Transformers toy actually having lead, misassembled sure, but not lead. Of course, I could be wrong, in which case I might have a deadly transformer in my room somewhere. :shock:

I always thought that the nature of concept and the fact that it is one of the strongest core brands for Hasbro/TakaraTomy prevented the toys from being made half assed.


Yea dude, back in the 80's the original TF toys had lead in them. If my memory serves me correctly, I believe Astrotrain was singled out for it the most.



What?! No way... now I'm kind of glad I missed all those originals. Did that carry on to the post season 3 toys? Cause that's like the bulk of my original G1 collection.


No, it was solved by then. We're talkin season one and two figures. ;)
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby Pretender Skywarp » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:39 am

I now have visions of Tf's being cast out of sugar after the wrong materials were sent down the wrong coveyor belt.

I think I need another cup of coffee.
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby Galvatron X » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:44 pm

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Candy with some extra heavy metal...what's the problem? It IS Transformers candy, right? Add a little oil, and now you're talking!
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby Dagon » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:00 pm

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Dead Metal wrote:
Chupacabra Convoy wrote:
agentk9 wrote:
Chupacabra Convoy wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:First lead paint, now lead candy? Fortunately it was only one single lot.



Wait, are you talking about Lead paint in Transformers toys? or what happened to other toys?

I don't think there's ever been a case of a Transformers toy actually having lead, misassembled sure, but not lead. Of course, I could be wrong, in which case I might have a deadly transformer in my room somewhere. :shock:

I always thought that the nature of concept and the fact that it is one of the strongest core brands for Hasbro/TakaraTomy prevented the toys from being made half assed.


Yea dude, back in the 80's the original TF toys had lead in them. If my memory serves me correctly, I believe Astrotrain was singled out for it the most.



What?! No way... now I'm kind of glad I missed all those originals. Did that carry on to the post season 3 toys? Cause that's like the bulk of my original G1 collection.

You'r safe as long as you don't eat or suck on them.


Don't put them in your mouth?? WTF?? There's no point in collecting the toys anymore then.
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby Nightscreech » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:44 am

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i love that a transformers candy has too much lead... pure awesome
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Re: Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of lead!

Postby Tristar » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:39 am

to much lead for humans but, not enough for robotic lifeforms! :twisted: here's the reverse. "Transformers candy has dangerous amounts of sugar" Sugar will cause your intakes to clog up.

sorry I couldn't help myself while I hope no one gets sick because of this I just found it funny a candy had to much lead. WHy does a candy have lead in it anyway is my question. Are they trying to market it to transformers? I did it again didn't I....Maybe it's because NESTS tore up Shanghai...
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