After a night of trick-or-treating, a Hamilton-area child found a sewing a needle in their chocolate bar.
Police say the child was not injured and they’ve confiscated the Coffee Crisp, but have not been able to track which home it came from.
The child was with a group of friends and knocked on about 70 different doors in the Mount Hope area on Halloween night.
Detectives say candy tampering is rare but all candy should be inspected for unusual appearance or discolouration, unwrapped items, and baked goods.
There have been several other reports of tainted candy in Ontario this Halloween.
Waterloo police said Friday that an 11-year-old girl from the Cambridge area has undergone surgery after eating a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup that contained a metal object.
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In London, police are investigating two incidents. A child in the White Oaks area found a needle in their Halloween candy on November 1 and another incident involving a needle in a KitKat bar was reported on Monday involving a child in the Sunningdale area; neither child was injured.
Needles were also found in children’s candy in Windsor and Chatham, according to police.
In Barrie, police have received two separate reports of Tootsie Rolls that had been tampered with. A pill later identified as the jet lag and sleep supplement melatonin was found in an 11-year-old boy’s candy. The second complaint involved a Tootsie Roll which contained a metal object, police said.
With files from the Canadian Press
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