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Diamond Shruumz warning: Candy connected to seizures, fainting, abnormal heart rate

The FDA and CDC are investigating severe illnesses and reactions involving people who've eaten various Diamond Shruumz products; 10 hospitalized to date

Courtesy of FDA | Public Domain

The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating an unusual outbreak involving candy that’s causing serious health issues including seizures and abnormal heart rates. The FDA advises people not to eat any flavor of Diamond Shruumz-brand chocolate bars, cones or gummies. They’re sold nationwide.

So far, 10 people have been hospitalized in connection with consuming these products. Two others have sought medical treatment. Illnesses reported after eating the Diamond Shruumz-brand products included seizures, abnormal heart rates, hyper/hypotension, nausea, vomiting, agitation and central nervous system problems including loss of consciousness, confusion and sleepiness.

Illnesses have been reported from eight states to date: Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

Parents and other adults are also urged to talk to children in their home about the concern involving these products. The items are often marketed as a candy and may be purchased by children and teens.

If someone becomes ill after eating one of these products, you should contact your doctor or call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222, or seek emergency treatment.

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