Mars recalls chocolate bars due to choking risk

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Sweet maker Mars says it is recalling chocolate bars and other items in 55 countries after plastic was found in one of its products.

The German dpa news agency, citing Mars in Germany, said the voluntary recall affects products produced early this year in the Netherlands.

Roel Govers, spokesman for Mars in the Netherlands, said the recall affects 55 countries but did not provide further details.

The Dutch food safety authority posted what it said was a Mars press release on its website, saying a piece of plastic had been found in a product that could lead to choking.

It listed affected products as Mars, Milky Way, Snickers, Celebrations and Mini Mix.