Moth ball found among candy after Lafayette Easter egg hunt

This undated photo provided by A Thrifty Mom shows the use of shaving cream and liquid food coloring to dye hard-boiled eggs which gives them a tie-dyed effect. It's a tactile project most kids will enjoy. “Using shaving cream our kids thought it smelled great and had fun at every part of the project!" writes Sarah Barrand at her A Thrifty Mom blog. (AP Photo/A Thrifty Mom, Sarah Barrand)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Police are urging parents of children who attended a Lafayette Easter egg hunt to check the eggs for moth balls after one was found.

Lafayette police say a parent checking her child’s candy reported finding the moth ball after the hunt Saturday at the Lafayette campus of Ivy Tech Community College.

Moth balls are dangerous to children. If a child has been exposed to or ingested moth balls, parents or guardians should call 911 or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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