Candy Banned in U.S.

Candy Banned in U.S.
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POSTED: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 9:47am

UPDATED: Monday, April 25, 2011 - 6:08pm

EL PASO - With Easter just around the corner, many people will be celebrating with family, friends, and most likely chocolate, too. But Customs and Border Protection wants to remind people that those Kinder Chocolate Eggs are banned in the U.S.

The chocolate egg contains plastic toys inside, and officials say those toys could be a choking hazard. They also violate the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission small parts regulation for children under 3 years old.

Almost 25,000 Kinder Eggs were seized at the border last fiscal year.

The photo above is courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's website.

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Not even toys, so everyone thinks the USA is filled with freedom. I care to differ, I mean cmon, its a damn little egg with a damn little toy. Does the government have to take care of us? Or can we take care of ourselves?

Stupid people if they give this to youger kids!!

What the heck??? yes, it's a chocking hazard for kids under 3 years, but do they have parents that monitor the kids??? i never ever heard such a ridiculous thing...I was hoping that my kids, could have some of those Kinder Eggs, since we moved over here and guess what with 11 and 7 years old, they never ever thought about putting the toys in there mouth...it's just a fun treat for the kids...Good Lord, sometimes i wonder...BUT really feeding the kids with all the rest of the junk is o.k.??? WOW

Here is a website where you can sign a petition for the Kinder eggs to be legalized again...so much for the 'Land of the free'!
http://freetheegg.wordpress.com/

too bad, my 16year old girl loves kinder sorpresa

I grew up with those eggs, my children grew up enjoying those eggs. EVERYTHING in this world is a choking hazard-even a little pebble in the sand box!
My parents taught me to be careful and to act responsible. I tried to do the same with my kids. I think, it worked! They are still alive and functioning very well. They act carefully and I they know, they have responsibilities and that their actions will have consequences! For them. Not for lawyers!

You can thank all the kids and parents who weren't smart enough to remove the toys from cereal boxes back in the day.

Its considered a choking hazard thus why no cereal or any food product can contain a toy or anything inside of it.

No... In 1938, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act prohibited the embedding “non-nutritive items” in confections. This obscure law has resulted in a ban of a popular child’s treat that is sold in over 100 countries around the world. The Ferrero Kinder Egg became a part of family tradition in 1972. Its delicious chocolate shell surrounds a sealed plastic capsule which holds a small toy or puzzle. The eggs are marketed to kids ages three and up and are as widely proliferated and recognizable.

If that was true then why did cereal products even back in the 80s have toys in them?

It was changed due to the massive law suits towards food companies for creating unsafe product for children who could swallow the toy by accident. It just doesn't apply to cereal prodcuts but those were the most popular product that had such things in them. I was using it as an example. If it helps you Cracker Jacks can be an example as well.

If your gonna qoute laws please give something more accurate

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