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Cocco Candy and KGR Distribution recall Cocco’s Candy Rolling Candy due to choking Hazard; one death reported

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Asaf Gida d/b/a Cocco Candy, of Turkey, and KGR Distribution Corp., of Passaic, New Jersey, are announcing the recall of about 145,800 Cocco Candy Rolling Candy in various flavors.

The candy’s rolling ball can dislodge and become trapped in a child’s throat, posing a fatal choking risk.

CPSC has received one report of a 7-year-old girl who choked and died after the candy’s rolling ball dislodged and became trapped in her throat in New York in April 2023.

Consumers should stop using the recalled rolling candy immediately, take it away from children and contact KGR Distribution Corp. for a refund.

This recall involves Cocco Candy’s Rolling Candy consisting of 2 fluid ounces in various flavors including Sour Strawberry, Sour Tutti Frutti, and Sour Cola.

Cocco Candy Rolling Candy with the following barcode printed on the back of the product are included in the recall:

Product Name Unit Barcode Display Barcode Carton Barcode
Cocco Candy Strawberry Flavored Rolling Candy 8683363414008 8683363414367 8683363414176
Cocco Candy Tutti Frutti Flavored Rolling Candy 8683363414015 8683363414367 8683363414176
Cocco Candy Cola Flavored Rolling Candy 8683363414022 8683363414367 8683363414176

The Rolling Candy was manufactured in Turkey.

KGR Distribution Corp. is the sole importer and distributor. KGR Distribution Corp. sold the rolling candy to stores nationwide and online at from May 2022 through March 2023 for about $2.50.

Contact KGR toll-free at (888) 802-8823 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at or online at and click on “Recall Information” at the top of the page for more information. KGR is contacting all known purchasers directly.

The consumer will receive a refund of $2.50, or the amount on the purchase receipt if higher, issued through PayPal, Zelle, or by check (if requested).

Jay Edwards

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