Look Out For Gold Chocolate Coins With Deadly Chemical this Halloween
KENNEWICK, Wash.-- They're called Pirate's Gold Chocolate Coins.
This type of candy was just recalled because it has melamine in it. It's a dangerous chemical that can lead to a number of health issues, including kidney disease and it can also be deadly.
One thing to keep in mind is that this candy isn't being sold in the U.S. They've seen them in Canada. But the Benton-Franklin Health Department says looking at the label before you buy can't hurt.
"Generally we're looking for things that are made in china, not all the products that are made in china have the melamine, however that is where we do find it in our products," said Susan Shelton, with the Benton-Franklin Health Department.
There's a type of candy that is being sold in Washington. The Health Department says it's called White Rabbit, and it also has melamine.
One suggestion from the Health Department is that parents always check their kids candy when they get back from trick-or-treating.