ROTF Candy recall.

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by GinnaKaboom, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. GinnaKaboom

    GinnaKaboom Well-Known Member

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    WHY are there actually acceptable levels of lead in candy?
     
  3. GinnaKaboom

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    Dunno. That's like having the interior of your house painted with lead-based paint and your windows paned with leaded glass and telling your kid "Hey, junior, there's lead in the house and I don't want you to get sick so I'm limiting you to 15 licks of the wall and windows. Don't go over that many licks or you might get sick.".

    Gotta love stupidity. How hard is it to just throw some citric acid and sugar in a copper candy pan and let it dissolve and evaporate enough to form it into tablets? Why is there any lead in it at all?
     
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    There's acceptable levels of lead because lead compounds exist in numerous dyes and preservatives, to say nothing of background levels of lead in the environment. Chances are you could be breathing in some level of lead... RIGHT NOW!
     
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    I think they just thought the candy was for Transformers.

    They can consume lead, obviously.

    No wai! Lead? In a product from China?

    I'm developing this picture of China as a land where lead ingots of all sizes just litter the landscape and are used both for conveniences' sake and to get them out of the way of roads.

    - Coeloptera
     
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    yep that is real transformer food. the next thing is a radioactive energy drink.
     
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    people are stupid.
     
  8. evebird

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    If only they would recall ROTF itself. :dunce 
     
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    Damn, this thread has unacceptable levels of lead in it.
     
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    Well, there was that kid that drank gasoline because he wanted to be like Optimus Prime. Maybe they were marketing this candy to his specific demographic.
     
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    I'm surprised it took this long. I noticed that within the last couple years that Target and Wal-Mart started selling large amounts of Xmas/Easter/Halloween candy from China, and was just waiting for a lead-warning to come out.

    Long story short: lead is cheap and useful, and it's in frankly EVERYTHING in Chinese factories--and they never clean things that thoroughly, and use it as a "filler" in other alloys. It can cross-contaminate across a half-dozen steps.

    Copper pot? Probably made with some lead in it. Or they used a lead ladle to stir, or the conveyor belt has lead.
     
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    Whew! Dodged a bullet there :lol . On the weekend and following week of TFcon I polished off two boxes of those Transformers gummies (the ones with movie Prime and Bumblebee on the packaging, but the gummies are obviously based on Animated).
     
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    YIKES!

    "runs off to lick G1 optimus prime"
     
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    Today has just been full of excitement and wonderment. With Amnesty program, and now lead filled candies.

    It's like I'm still stuck in Fuzzy World. :D 
     
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    Lead in candy? That's a first.....
     
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    My thing is the movie came out middle of last year, why are we just hearing about this now?
     
  18. GinnaKaboom

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    Y'know...that's actually a good question. Maybe nobody bothered to buy the candy (it was pretty much a 99 Cent Only stores product) and now that somebody did, maybe their scientific curiosity got the best of them and they decided to test the candy for lead.

    Hell...I don't know. I just think it's funny that they tend to do these recalls on things so long after the reasonable usage period has expired.
     
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    Indeed. I'd think anyone that bought these have either already eaten them by now or bought them for their Transformers stuff collection and don't intend to open them anyway.

    It's like only just now recalling a car from the 1970s due to some recently discovered fault with it.
     
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    Or maybe the candy just came out recently, and happens to tie into the packaging scheme for the latest major transformers incarnation.

    There's still ROTF merch in other forms coming out, right?
     

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