Brain Licker novelty sweet warning
Monday 12 May 2003
Consumers are being warned about a possible risk to children from Brain Licker, a novelty sweet. Eight local authorities across the country have reported complaints about this product, which comes in a 60 ml container like a roll-on deodorant. Symptoms reported include blisters, burns and bleeding to the tongue and mouth.
The product comes in strawberry, peach, apple, blue raspberry, grape, blackberry, lemon and watermelon flavours.
The Food Standards Agency issued a warning last month about similar novelty sweets — King Regal Roll on King, Spray King, and Tuby Acid — which were reported to have caused similar problems for children in Spain.
Complaints about Brain Licker were reported to the Agency following that warning.
Investigations into all of these products and the reasons for the reported problems are ongoing.
In one case reported to a local authority, a potential choking hazard was also identified, as the Brain Licker 'roll-on' device came off.
Name: Brain Licker, sour liquid candy
Description: roll-on deodorant shape and size container
Size: 60 ml/2 oz
Flavours: strawberry, peach, apple, blue raspberry, grape, blackberry, lemon and watermelon