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More Lethal Toys from China

First it's antifreeze in toothpaste, then it's lead paint on toys. Now it's toys coated with a "date rape" drug! China just can't seem to get it right.

BBC News reports that "millions of Chinese-made toys have been recalled in the US and Australia after they were found to contain a substance linked to the date-rape drug GHB." This toy is known as Bindeez in Australia and Aqua Dots in the US, and is made up of hundreds of brightly colored beads that can be arranged into a picture and then sprayed with water, which sets the art. But it turns out that the "glue" that coats the beads turns into GHB when swallowed. In the US, two children were hospitalized with comas after sucking on the beads, but both recovered.

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