Police are warning parents to thoroughly check through their kid’s Halloween candy after one child in Cambridge was hurt by tampered candy.
An 11-year-old kid was sent to hospital after consuming a Reese’s peanut butter cup Halloween candy that contained a “foreign metal object,” Waterloo Regional Police said in a news release Wednesday.
Police said they were “actively investigating” a report about “tampered Halloween candy” in the area of Cambridge, Ont., near Kitchener.
The child required hospital care, and was later transferred to another health care facility to be examined further.
It is not known what the source of the contamination was, but the matter is still being investigated.
Police say the child had been in the Preston area, and had trick-or-treated on Montrose Street, Hamilton Street, Lowther Street, Duke Street and King Street.
Anyone who finds any contaminated candy is urged to contact police.