A 10-year-old elementary school student found a razor blade in the Pokemon lollipop he was about to hand to his sister. Dollar General, which sold the lollipop for $1, immediately recalled the remaining Pokemon Valentine Cards and Pops from its 8,300 stores, but they are concerned that “most of this candy has already been purchased.”
“I was trying to give my sister some candy and when I looked at it, it had a razor blade in it,” said Chris, 10-years-old. His mother asked that we not use his last name.
The Pokemon cards and Valentines Day candy is imported from China by Sherwood Brands. In a recorded message Thursday Dollar General ordered all Pokemon candy and two others removed from store shelves.
“The items are the Pokemon cards and valentines candy. Dog valentine and pops and 20 strip, or 20 count strip Heart pops. Removing these items from the sales floor must become your most important priority today,” said the recording from Dollar General Headquarters in Tennessee.
The defective candy’s barcode is 073964209109. Parents can return the candy to Dollar General or keep it as a novelty letter opener.
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(AP Photo/Polk County Sheriff’s Office)