Posted by: brambledoula | November 8, 2007

You guessed it- MORE RECALLS!!!

And where are they from? (All together now!) CHINA!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21678196/

I think this could be my favorite yet- toy beads metabolize into a common date rape drug as they digest. Marvelous huh? (Smell that? It’s called sarcasm. Feel free to wipe it off your monitor, it may stain.)

Excerpt:

In the United States, the toy goes by the name Aqua Dots, a highly popular holiday toy distributed by Toronto-based Spin Master Toys. It is called Bindeez in Australia, where it was named toy of the year at an industry function earlier this year.

Scientists say a chemical coating on the beads, when ingested, metabolizes into the so-called date rape drug gamma hydroxy butyrate. When eaten, the compound ā€” made from common and easily available ingredients ā€” can induce unconsciousness, seizures, drowsiness, coma and death.

Further down this article mentions yet ANOTHER recall, for more lead coated cars:

The recall includes about 380,000 Pull-Back Action Toy Cars imported by Dollar General Merchandising Inc. of Goodlettsville, Tenn., and 7,500 Dragster and Funny Car toys imported by International Sourcing Ltd. of Springfield, Mo.

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