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November 06, 2007

Chinese-Made Toy For Toddlers Recalled For Containing... Rufies

I'm beginning to lose confidence in that "Made in China" label that once indicated quality workmanship.

A 19-month-old boy was in a Queensland hospital after ingesting a toy that was yesterday banned interstate.

Bindeez have been found to contain a chemical that converts into the toxic illegal drug GHB, also known as fantasy, when ingested.

The toy has been banned across the country.

...

"Apparently he's unconscious,'' he said.

Chinese-made Bindeez, which won the 2007 Australian Toy of the Year award at the Melbourne Toy and Hobby fair, contains hundreds of beads which can induce seizures, drowsiness or a coma if eaten.

They got a little carried away. They could have still won the Toy of the Year award for just inducing seizures. Adding on a coma was just gilding the lily.


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