Cadbury has recalled an estimated one million chocolate Easter eggs after a piece of hard plastic cut the inside of a consumer’s mouth.

“An injury was reported before the products were placed on alert,” Davendra Sharma, a Food and Safety Recall Officer with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency told just-food. Citing legal and privacy issues, he continued: “I am not at liberty to provide details as to the nature of the injury.”

With six weeks to go until Easter, the FIA has issued a warning concerning 39-gram Caramilk eggs in three flavours – Caramilk, Caramilk Maple and 39g Caramilk Café – because they may contain pieces of plastic.

Cadbury Adams has identified the problem at a Hamilton production line, where the plastic mould chipped.

“This recall only applies to the three flavours of 39 gram Caramilk eggs,” the company emphasised. “No other products in our Easter portfolio, including Cadbury Crème Eggs, are affected by this recall.

“We have contacted 100% of our customers across the country – which account for 90% of the 39 Caramilk eggs – to pull this product from retail shelves. We’ve also advised our wholesale customers to contact their customers, and we’re helping them to do this.”