On November 2, 2022 Iqaluit RCMP were alerted to an incident where a pin was found in a child's candy. A notification was sent to the community and as a result a second complaint was made to the RCMP on November 3 in the morning with a similar type of pin.
The pins are described as approximately one inch long.
The RCMP have seized the candy and are investigating these incidents. It has not been determined which home the candies have came from but both complainants have advised that they were collecting candy in the Plateau area of Iqaluit.
RCMP are asking parents to be very vigilant and to inspect all candy prior to allowing children to consume. If you notice any tampering or see a foreign object place the candy in a bag and bring to the RCMP detachment or contact the RCMP at 867-979-1111
If you know anything please contact Iqaluit RCMP or if you wish to remain anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), submitting a secure web tip at www.nwtnutips.com or text 'NWTNUTIPS' plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).