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Woman alleges metal in Skittles candy injured teeth, caused headaches

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 1, 2018

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A Wayne County, Michigan woman alleges metal embedded in Skittles candy damaged her teeth and gums and caused her to suffer daily headaches.

Antionette Rooks and Herman Rooks filed a complaint on May 23 in the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan against WM Wrigley Jr. Co. and Mars Inc. alleging strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty and other counts.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 29, 2017, Herman Rooks, purchased defendants' Skittles candy from a gas station in Detroit. While Antoinette Rooks was chewing the candy, she alleges she suddenly felt something hard go down her throat, and later discovered a piece of metal embedded in another piece of candy. The suit states Antionette Rooks saw a dentist on Jan. 31, 2017, and discovered she had two broken teeth and injured gums. She alleges that since the incident, she has had constant pain in her mouth and daily headaches.

The plaintiffs hold WM Wrigley Jr. Co. and Mars Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly breached their duties to produce candies that were fit and safe for human consumption.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants in an amount greater than $75,000 and all other relief that is fair, just and equitable. They are represented by April Kreger of The Coleman Justice Center in Livonia, Michigan.

3rd Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan number 2:18-cv-11632-BAF-SDD

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Mars, Inc. The Coleman Justice Center Third Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan WM Wrigley Jr Company

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