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Lollipops Posing Allergy Risk Recalled

Lollipops Posing Allergy Risk Recalled

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Washington state toy company is recalling some 40,000 insect-themed lollipops because the candies may contain undeclared egg and peanuts, posing a risk to people with allergies.

One illness was reported to the company last week, according to Toysmith of Auburn, Wash.

The recalled "Jelly Pops" were distributed nationwide over the last two years in toy and gift stores. The candies were manufactured in China and sold in ladybug, cricket, butterfly and dragonfly varieties.

The lollipops were sold in 1.25-ounce cellophane-wrapped packages with a product number "6398." They were packaged in a 24-piece display unit under the heading "Sweet Pops."

Toysmith has discontinued the product and ended its relationship with the Chinese manufacturer, company spokesman John Ryan said.

Consumers who purchased the lollipops can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or call the company at 1-800-356-0474 from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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