Although candy-tampering cases are rare, officials urge adults to inspect all candy before allowing a child to eat Halloween treats.
The Indiana Poison Center (IPC) encourages parents to not rely on X-rays to determine the safety of treats, since that won't rule out contamination and glass.
"When in doubt, throw it out," Dr. James Mowry, director of the IPC, said in a recent press release about candy safety.
While carefully visually inspecting treats, the IPC recommends parents keep their eyes open for the following:
* Candy should be in original, unopened wrappers,
* Throw away any candies in wrappers that are faded or discolored, have any size of holes, signs of tearing or re-wrapping, and
* Discard any homemade candy or baked goods. Only eat homemade treats if received from someone you know and trust.