ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A St. Louis mother is outraged after she discovered a scorpion in her 2-year-old son's lollipop.
Thelollipop was part of a stocking full of candy at a kids holiday partysponsored by the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday. She was alarmedwhen she discovered he was eating a lollipop that had a real scorpioninside.
She took photos of the scorpion and contacted poisoncontrol. Scorpion suckers are sold across the country. The tail istypically removed, and one manufacturer says the arachnids inside are"processed and safe to eat."
"It shouldn't be given to children, period. I can understand it being given as a gag gift or something likethat, but you're not giving these kids gag gifts at all," motherRichelle West said.
Our news partners at KSDK NewsChannel 5 contacted the Rams about theincident. A spokesperson for the Missouri Bar Association - whichcosponsored the event - said lollipops with scorpions inside are commercially available and safe.
They will be delivering replacement candies and toys to the child.
TheRams-BAMSL Motion for Kids event connects approximately 3,000 childrenwhose lives have been severely impacted with the criminal justice systemwith sponsors from the St. Louis legal community who buy them giftsfrom a wish list and stuff a socking.
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