Posted by: brambledoula | November 8, 2007

You guessed it- MORE RECALLS!!!

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

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.)


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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