Ohio police confirmed that a disposable razor blade was found inside of a Snickers bar collected by a 14-year-old girl trick-or-treating on Thursday.
The incident happened in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, which is outside of Columbus.
“Reynoldsburg Police Lt. Shane Mauger said a group of kids had finished trick-or-treating and went to a home to divide up the candy. [The] 14-year-old girl then bit into a bite-sized Snickers bar and instantly noticed the foreign object. An x-ray confirmed that a disposable razor blade was stuffed into the middle of the candy bar,” WBNS-10TV reports.
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The teen was not hurt.
“Luckily this was an older child out trick-or-treating who found this. If this was a toddler or a four or five year old, it would have caused a lot of damage where they did not know what they were putting in their mouth,” said Officer Mauger.
Police took all the candy from the home and x-rayed it. No other foreign objects were found.
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Police encourage parents to inspect all their children’s candy, looking for anything out of the ordinary including:
- Lumps or bulges under the wrappers
- Punctures or pinholes in wrappers or boxes
- Ripped wrappers
- Loose wrappers
- Discolored or stained wrappers or boxes
- Foreign objects poking from the candy
- Candy that isn’t in the original box or wrapper
- Treats that are in unsealed boxes or partly unwrapped wrappers
- Mismatched candy in packages containing multiple pieces. Look for candies that are a different size or color from all the others.
- Candy brands or manufacturers that you’ve never heard of.
- Candy that has a strange or unpleasant smell.
- Candy that has passed its expiration date.
Report any suspicious treats to police, so others can be warned.
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