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Mid-South father found blades in bag of candy

CORDOVA, TN (WMC-TV) - A Mid-South father says he thought it was just an urban myth before he found razor blades inside a package of Kit Kat bars purchased at Wal-mart.

Zach Bourneman says his son wanted to dip into the Halloween candy a little early. But Bourneman received a scare when he opened the bag of treats. Inside the bag of miniature Kit Kat bars, he found two box-cutter blades wrapped in cellophane tape.

The candy was purchased at Wal-Mart Supercenter on Germantown Parkway. Bourneman called the store immediately.

"They let me know that they would pass the information along to some supervisors and the situation would be taken care of," he said.

Walmart Spokesperson Anna Taylor said they're investigating the incident, but she didn't say whether they plan to pull candy from their shelves.

"Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We believe this is an isolated incident and are working directly with the customer to learn more," she said in a statement.

Bourneman says he doesn't blame Wal-Mart because the bag was sealed. He says that when he contacted the manufacturer, Hershey, he was told he could send them the bag and razor blades in return for coupons for free candy.

Bourneman says he wants the public to be on the lookout since the manufacturer doesn't seem very concerned.

He filed a police report, and Wal-mart says they'll continue to work with him until the investigation is complete.  
Of course, it's always good practice to inspect your child's Halloween candy.

"You just never imagine in a million years that it would actually happen, but I mean obviously it does," said Bourneman.

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