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.

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