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US citizens, are you feeling safer without the threat of chocolate eggs?
07-18-2012, 02:21 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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SEATTLE (AP) — Two Seattle men say they spent more than two hours in a detention center at the Canadian border after U.S. border agents discovered illegal chocolate eggs in their car.

The two men say border guards searched their car and said the eggs are illegal in the United States because young children could choke on the small plastic toys. Importing them can lead to a potentially hefty fine.

The agency warned on its website around Easter that the treats can't be imported legally.

The agency says it seized more than 60,000 Kinder Eggs from travelers' baggage and international mail shipments in fiscal 2011.

http://news.yahoo.com/2-seattle-men-stop...23476.html

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07-18-2012, 02:35 PM #2
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Ridiculous, however when I first moved here and saw them I immediately told Octo "those would not be legal in the States" chuckle.gif
Only kids from the States are too dumb to eat them without choking. coffeetime.gif Boy are there some busy legislators there or what?

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07-18-2012, 02:41 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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The eggs here come with a clear warning: 'Not for children under 3 years'.

Why aren't all little trinkets banned in the US? Surely choking hazard isn't eliminated by banning Kinder eggs.. How about Cracker Jack? Hmm? 13.gif
07-18-2012, 02:52 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I guess because it's separate from what you eat instead of inside the popcorn kernels? dunno.gif Probably more like the same reason Coke still has trace amounts of Cocaine and alcohol, some money exchanged hands somewhere along the line.

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07-18-2012, 03:06 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Well, the toy in a Kinder egg is in a yellow plastic container too big to swallow... Unless you're a professional chuckle.gif

The chance of swallowing a Kinder egg whole is as big as eating a Cracker Jack toy in the plastic wrap. I think it's pretty ridiculous.
07-18-2012, 03:07 PM #6
yankees skier
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phew, that was a close one! chuckle.gif

Biere.
07-18-2012, 03:24 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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07-18-2012, 03:36 PM #8
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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07-19-2012, 08:38 PM #9
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Next we will find out that border agents have discovered smuggling tunnels under the border where Canadian Kinder Cartels are smuggling in tens of dollars worth of chocolaty treats a year.


I feel safer...

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