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    Australian toy recall, contains date rape drug chemical

    SYDNEY, Australia - Australian officials ordered a popular Chinese-made children's toy pulled from the shelves after scientists found it contained a chemical that converts into a powerful "date rape" drug when ingested.

    Three children have been hospitalized over the past 10 days after swallowing beads from Bindeez, named Australia's toy of the year at an industry function earlier this year.

    Scientists say the beads contain a chemical that the human body metabolizes into the so-called "date rape" drug gamma hydroxy butyrate. When eaten, the compound made from common and easily available ingredients can induce unconsciousness, seizures, drowsiness, coma and death.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071107/...date_rape_drug

    Yet another chinese recall Prayers for the families and the children affected by this.

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    What in the world?!

    Here's a picture of the toy. It looks cute.


    There were some on ebay. Does ebay take recalled items off their site or is that up to the buyer and seller to figure out?

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    Its scary isnt it?? I have seen the toy on commercials.

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    Ummm, that looks EXACTLY like the "AquaDots" toy that we have here in America. I was looking at it while at work the other day and thinking that it would be a big choking hazard if nothing else.
    http://www.seenontv.com/prod-pages/aquadots402.html?gid
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    Aquadots also recalled

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    You forgot me long ago. Am I that unimportant...?
    Am I so insignificant...? Isn't something missing?
    Isn't someone missing me?
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    Oh, thanks for the heads up. I haven't heard anything about those here.

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    Damn those Aussies!

    Just kidding, y'all!!

    I was going to get my kids some Aquadots for Christmas, but God knows I don't want them accidentally ingesting something that would make them sleep like the dead.....
    I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!

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    Its aquadots unfortunately, I thought it looked cool too.

    south- dont blame the aussies, its china who is at fault.

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    Oh NO!! I started another link because I didn't see this thread! I will ask the mods to delete my thread. I am so

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    Quote Originally Posted by deandaniellws View Post
    Oh NO!! I started another link because I didn't see this thread! I will ask the mods to delete my thread. I am so

    Nah, just ask that they be merged. It's no biggie, put down the wet noodle!


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    Oh wow...I just bought these a few weeks ago at Costco for Xmas presents. They look so neat! Back to the store they go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deandaniellws View Post
    Oh NO!! I started another link because I didn't see this thread! I will ask the mods to delete my thread. I am so
    dont be embarassed I have done it many times myself


    Sassy- I almost bought them too.

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    China is like the Grinch who is stealing Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txsvicki View Post
    China is like the Grinch who is stealing Christmas.
    I know what you mean, I started a thread down in the jury forum to hopefully get some sites and toys of american made toys for the holidays.

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    Wonder if the toy makers in China knew about the toys danger.
    It's a shame because the toy looks cool. I think my kids would have loved it.

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