China Halts ‘Toxic’ Toy Exports – BBC News

_44230897_aquadots_ap203b.jpg From BBC News:

The Chinese government has suspended all exports of a toy found to have been coated with a toxic chemical, China’s official Xinhua news agency says.

The move comes after the authorities in the United States, Australia and a number of other countries removed the Bindeez and Aqua Dots from sale. The toy has been blamed for causing illness among a number of children. The Chinese authorities are reported to have sealed stocks where they were produced, and ordered an investigation. [Full Text]

[Image: The toy has proved extremely popular in both the US and Australia, from AP.]

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