Kalihi Kai Urgent Care offers free x-rays to check on keiki’s bags of candy

After an evening of trick-or-treating with keiki, you might want to make an added precaution to make sure the candy they got is safe to eat.

Kalihi Kai Urgent Care at 2070 N. King Street is offering free x-rays on bags of candy and treats from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, and then again from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

It will help provide parents peace of mind about the treats their children receive by possibly detecting foreign objects like glass, metal, plastic or wood.

Parents still need to provide supervision since some foreign materials may not appear in X-rays. As an additional safety measure, Kalihi Kai Urgent Care will provide safety tips on further checking their children’s candy to ensure there are no tricks in their treats.

“It still doesn’t circumvent the fact that, when in doubt, toss it,” said owner and registered nurse Rida Cabanilla.

“If a wrapper looks like it’s been tampered with, don’t risk the chance, throw it away,” said Police Sgt. Michael Campbell. “Stay away from home-baked goods, stay away from things that could slip a needle in or different object. If you’re in doubt, have parents check the candy first.”

For more information, call Kalihi Kai Urgent Care at 841-2273.

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