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Woman Claims To Find Safety Pin Inside Candy

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by Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A midstate woman claimed she bit into a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup mini and found a small safety pin inside one of the chocolate cups.

Karlen Evins bought the bag of candy a few months ago and started eating the bite size candy cups.

"I'm reaching and biting into one, " Evins explained how she discovered the metal object. "And I pull out a safety pin. One of those little, tiny, gold 90 safety pins."

Evins felt what she came across in the candy could not have been an accidental manufacturing mistake.

"The size alone of how the mini's size out, and that pin is, it had to been placed strategically in there, that to me was the story," she explained.

Evins immediately contacted the Hershey Company and her complaint was quickly handled by a customer representative. That person sent her an envelope to ship the product in question back to the manufacturer.

When she received the package, Evins was not sure how she wanted to handle the situation. She refrigerated the candy and decided to revisit the issue at a later date.

When she did, the Hershey representative once again sent out a package, and a monetary offer of $100.

"They did, to their credit, they called back quite aggressively. They sent me another packet, with another envelope, and another, what looked to be a form letter," Evins explained.

At that point, Evins felt the warning to other consumers was more important than the money because she did not want this to happen to anyone else. She also commented on how she was skeptical of sending the evidence through the mail.

"I don't want to just hand over the product because I don't think that's going to get a result, and I don' think I'll know the end of that story," she said.

Evins is just thankful she was the one to find the safety pin.

"Thank God it was me, and not a child that choked on it," Evins said.

She still has not decided if she will pursue legal action against the Hershey Company, but said getting money was not her intention, since she was not injured.

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