Warning to carefully read labels on Halloween treats before your kids dig in

Richmond, Public Alert

2022-11-01 11:00 PDT

Richmond RCMP issue warning to parents to carefully read the labels on your children’s treats after a child inadvertently consumed a candy containing THC.

At approximately 10:21 p.m. on October 31, 2022 Richmond RCMP was contacted after a child inadvertently consumed a candy containing THC. The child had been trick or treating in a complex in the 10000 block of Auburn Dr.

The child was transported to a local area hospital by her parents after the child became sick. Concerned that other candy containing THC may have been handed out; the parents reported the incident to Richmond RCMP.

The child was trick or treating with other friends inside of a complex. No other children from the group have located THC candies within their treats.

While we hope this was not an intentional incident, we felt it was important to issue this public warning in the hopes of preventing any other child from inadvertently consuming a THC candy based product says Corporal Adriana O’Malley, Richmond RCMP, Media Relations Officer, As parents we are urged to check our children’s candy to ensure its sealed and hasn’t been tampered with but we may not be looking for candies containing THC. We are urging all parents to take that extra few minutes to ensure you read the labels carefully as well as tell your children what to look for on the label so that no other child is affected.

Based on the investigation, this appears to be an isolated incident as no other reports have been received. If anyone else locates THC based candy amongst their children’s treats, we ask you contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212.

Photo of THC candy wrapper

Released by:

Cpl. Dennis Hwang
Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189

Email: richmond_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: richmond.rcmp.ca

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