Toys Recalled For Links To Date-Rape Drug

Yet another recall of Chinese-made toys, but this time not because of lead.

Millions of toys have been pulled from shelves in North America and Australia because scientists found the toy beads contain a chemical that converts into a powerful "date rape" drug when ingested. In the U.S. they're called Aqua Dots. In Australia, they're called Bindeez. Two children in the U.S. and three in Australia had to be hospitalized.

The beads are sold in general merchandise stores and over the Internet for use in arts and crafts projects.

Scientists say a chemical coating on the beads, when ingested,
metabolizes into the so-called date rape drug GHB. When eaten, the
compound can induce unconsciousness, seizures, drowsiness, coma and death.

For more details from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, click here.


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  • by Tonya Location: Chocowinity on Nov 8, 2007 at 09:40 AM
    We need to inform parents about the side affects of ADHD meds. We are learning about it in college. People are puting their children on it at the age of 3 years old.
  • by smarter than the government Location: Washington on Nov 8, 2007 at 09:38 AM
    I think the government is up to something. Why after all these years has this just started popping up? Wake up, the government is trying to blind us!
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington on Nov 8, 2007 at 04:21 AM
    How about leave china toys in CHINA!!! everytime we get somthing from them it is dangerous!!!
  • by BIG J Location: Snowhill on Nov 8, 2007 at 04:18 AM
    O.K. enough is enough.What is going on? We got toys from Chine for years[nothing wrong] Now all of a sudden everyday a recall.Making the kids sick.Lets stop this right now. Take all the toys away from Chine and bring them Home.Lets make them right here in N.C. where we can keep an eye on them.We need jobs right here at home.Having them done there at what cost? Your Kids.
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