Metal pin found in Halloween candy in Clarence

Posted at 11:13 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 23:13:54-04

A metal pin has been found inside of a piece of candy after trick-or-treating in Clarence, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators say a complaint was received Wednesday night about a piece of metal found lodged in a Nestle Crunch mini candy bar.

According to detectives, a pin was embedded in the candy and, what appeared to be, a compromised wrapper.

Sheriff Tim Howard is warning anyone who went trick-or-treating in the Clarence neighborhood with the following streets: Chelsey Court and Westminster Drive, as well as an Amherst neighborhood with the following streets: Forestview Drive, Crestwood Lane, Oakview Drive, Timberlane Drive, and Timberlane Court, to collect all candy and thoroughly check the packaging for defects and foreign objects.

As always, adults should examine all candy and the wrapper for any defects, tears, holes, or any abnormality before it’s given to children or other individuals.

The Sheriff’s Office says they are working Kaleida Health to offer free x-rays of candy collected in the listed neighborhoods. Anyone concerned can take the candy to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and Great Lakes Medical Imagining on Park Club Lane in Amherst for imaging during normal business hours.

Anyone who went trick-or-treating in those neighborhoods and discovers a foreign object in a piece of candy is asked to preserve the candy and contact the Erie County Sheriff’s Office at (716)858-2903.