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'toy of the year'; found to contain GHB, or fantasy.

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http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/Toys-found-to-have-drug-beads-inside/2007/11/06/1194118008763.html

 

Toys found to have drug beads inside

 

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November 6, 2007 - 12:44PM

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Authorities in NSW have placed an immediate ban on a popular craft toy after its beads were found to contain the toxic drug GHB, or fantasy.

 

The toy Bindeez, which took out the 2007 Toy of the Year award at the Melbourne Toy and Hobby fair, contains hundreds of beads which can induce seizures, drowsiness or a coma, if eaten.

 

All Bindeez goods would be removed from sale, Minister for Fair Trading Linda Burney said on Tuesday, and households with the toy were urged to remove it from any area where it could be accessed by children.

 

"This Bindeez product is Australian Toy of the Year, it is extraordinarily popular," the minister told reporters.

 

"We issuing right now a total banning order right across NSW."

 

The beads should contain a non-toxic glue but instead they contains a different chemical which the body metabolises into gamma-hydroxy butyrate (GHB), also known as fantasy or Grievous Bodily Harm.

 

Ms Burney said an investigation into the toy, which is manufactured in Hong Kong, also would look at whether the substitution was deliberate.

 

Two children in NSW, a two-year-old boy and a ten-year-old girl, have been admitted to hospital in the past ten days after eating the beads.

 

Victorian Consumer Affairs Minister Tony Robinson said he had not been personally informed of the problems with the toy, but Victorian authorities were in regular communication with their interstate counterparts.

 

"We certainly do pull a lot of products off the market each year," he said.

 

"So I imagine information will be communicated to Melbourne pretty quickly," Mr Robinson said.

 

In Western Australia, Department of Consumer and Employment Protection officials are trying to locate and remove Bindeez.

 

WA is in the process of banning Bindeez, said a Department of Consumer and Employment Protection spokesman.

 

He said authorities were working on an interim ban on the toy, which was likely to come into force immediately.

 

"We also have officers out on the streets, trying to locate and remove the toys from sale," he said.

 

 

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i would always see that on the comercials....

 

For Only 19.95.

 

What doesnt cost $19.95................

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what a misleading title of that article. the body of the article itself states, "The beads should contain a non-toxic glue but instead they contains a different chemical which the body metabolises into gamma-hydroxy butyrate (GH, also known as fantasy or Grievous Bodily Harm." technically, they arent "drug beads" inside.

they do look pretty neat though. i wonder if anyone has been injured from playing with them. a lot of times yoo see how all these toys are so dangerous yet no one has been injured. in reality, they have the ability to injure, like any toy does to a small kid basically.

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so if you eat these you'll get fucked up? i got a whole bunch but i'm not sure if shitting beads will be the new jive

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so if you eat these you'll get fucked up? i got a whole bunch but i'm not sure if shitting beads will be the new jive

 

Gives a whole new meaning to...

 

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From the thread title I thought this was going to be about T4M.

 

:p

 

Up to now...... Toe Cutters deserves this thread. He is the "Toy of the year".... to bad 2007 is almost over......

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:p

 

Up to now...... Toe Cutters deserves this thread. He is the "Toy of the year".... to bad 2007 is almost over......

 

Leave my boyfriend alone dude.

Or I will send goons to your house to burn you with hot cookies.

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