They had great names for kids, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that the candies contained too much lead for human consumption.
So the Ministerio de Salud has issued a warning for Pakistani-made candies called Toxic Waste and Nuclear Sludge. The ministry said that the candy had not been approved for sale in Costa Rica but that it could be available by mail.
The Food and Drug Administration said that technicians found as much as three times the permitted level of lead in the candies. The importer is Candy Dynamics of Indianapolis, Indiana, which is pulling the product from sales outlets.
Lead can cause a number of health problems, including convulsions and coma.