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Offline BlissTopic starter

Toy pulled for date rape drug content
« on: November 08, 2007, 10:41:23 AM »
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/11/08/toy.recall/index.html

U.S. safety officials have recalled about 4.2 million Chinese-made Aqua Dots bead toys that contain a chemical that has caused some children to vomit and become comatose after swallowing them.

Scientists have found the popular toy's coating contains a chemical that, once metabolized, converts into the toxic "date rape" drug GHB, or gamma-hydroxy butyrate, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission spokesman Scott Wolfson told CNN.

The arts and craft beads, aimed at children 4 years and older, have been selling since April at major U.S. retail stores as "Aqua Dots" and in Australia under the name "Bindeez Beads."



Okay, China toymakers - wtf already?

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Toy pulled for date rape drug content
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007, 10:44:49 AM »
i SAW that on the news yesterday!  *blushes* i have to admit, my first thought was where do i buy it?  that said, i missed the part about kids going comatose...   :-[  >:(


Offline kongming

Re: Toy pulled for date rape drug content
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007, 10:49:54 AM »
My 6yo sister likes Bindeez beads. That being said, she's old enough not to eat them, and just makes stuff with them, but still, that doesn't mean they're not a threat to many other children out there.

Kinda' scary.

Offline BlissTopic starter

Re: Toy pulled for date rape drug content
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2007, 10:51:01 AM »
That's good that your sister's been taught to know better than to eat them... but one of the kids talked about in the article is apparently 10, and doesn't seem to know better!

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Toy pulled for date rape drug content
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2007, 10:53:54 AM »
*shy smile* i still have problems eating things i'm not supposed too... ;)

Offline Celestial Goblin

Re: Toy pulled for date rape drug content
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2007, 11:09:56 AM »
That's hardly a big deal.
Last time I bought a Chinese toy, it contained ninjas who proceeded to cut everyone's heads off!

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Toy pulled for date rape drug content
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2007, 11:12:52 AM »
lol - i HATE it when that happens!

Offline kongming

Re: Toy pulled for date rape drug content
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007, 11:18:14 AM »
The last time I bought a Chinese toy, Guan Yu emerged and annihilated a city.

But that's okay, it was meant to do that.

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Toy pulled for date rape drug content
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007, 11:42:05 AM »
which city?  really, you need to keep your pets on a leash, young lady.  and don't forget to clean out his box!

Offline Sabby

Re: Toy pulled for date rape drug content
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2007, 06:31:31 PM »
I was unloading a crate at a warehouse and it was covered in dust. I asked what the hell it was, it said it was China dust. The box had arrived from China, and I have no idea what it was but me and three other employers were out of our minds.

Offline kongming

Re: Toy pulled for date rape drug content
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2007, 10:39:45 PM »
Opium, clearly.

Wait, opium was sent to China, not from.

Offline Apple of Eris

Re: Toy pulled for date rape drug content
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2007, 02:14:12 PM »
Can I have some of your china dust?