Consumer Watchdog

Slime Licker liquid candy recalled; 70 million products could be dangerous

Rolling ball can detach and choke a child, warning says.

Courtesy of CPSC | Public Domain

About 70 million Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid candy products have been recalled because the rolling ball can detach and choke a child, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on Oct. 5.

If the candy’s rolling ball comes loose, it can pop into a child’s mouth and choke them. Complaints of that occurring have been filed; no injuries have been reported. However, Slime Licker is similar to another liquid candy, Cocco Candy, which was recalled after a 7-year-old girl died when the rolling ball detached and lodged in her throat.

Families are urged to take the candy away from children and contact Candy Dynamics for a refund, as long as they have a container that’s not empty. The items sold for $2 to $4 at retailers including Amazon, Five Below and Walmart, as well as through and other outlets nationwide. They were sold from June 2015 through July 2023.

The candy’s package generally says either “Toxic Waste” or “Mega Toxic Waste” and “Slime Licker.” It was sold in flavors including blue raspberry, strawberry, apple and black cherry. 

Consumers who have problems getting a company to respond to a recall or follow through with a refund or remedy can file a complaint with the CPSC.

Consumers who have a safety concern about any product can report it to the CPSC at or call the CPSC’s hotline at 800-638-2772.

See the Campaign

Show More