March 7, 2002Lisy Corporation Has Recalled "Lisy
Dulcecitos" Assorted Candies Due to Serious Choking Hazard
Miami, FL (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Lisy Corporation has recalled
brand Dulcecitos assorted Candies 1.50 oz per bag, because these product
"May Contain 1 (one) or 2 (two) ABC Candy Mini-fruit Bites cups, that
present a choking hazard.
These candies are distributed in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware,
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Virginia, Alabama,
Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas,
Colorado, New Mexico, Kentucky and Arizona under the labeled brand name "LISY"
and are packaged in clear acrylic plastic bags, containing assorted Candies,
1.50 oz. and may have 1 or 2 cups of ABC Mini-Fruit Bites per bag.
Each cup which is the size of a single coffee creamer, contains a gelatin
product with a small chunk of fruit. These cups contain "konjac" also known
as "conjac, konnyaku, yam flour, or glucomannan" which does not dissolve as
easily as common gelatin does.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Food and Drug
Administration consider this type of candy to pose a serious choking risk
particularly to infants, children and the elderly. Local authorities have
reported six children deaths from choking in the United States associated
with this type of Jelly candy. There have also been reports of deaths in
The Food and Drug Administration contacted Lisy Corporation when they
learned that they repacked and distributed these products. Lisy Corporation
is cooperating with the FDA and is voluntarily recalling from distributors
and retailers to consumers. Consumers are urged to return this product to
the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may
contact the company at 305-836-6001.