Latest recall: ‘Aqua Dots’ toys contain date rape drug GHB

File this one under the “never saw that coming” department.

Yes, you read that right, it has been announced that millions of toy products in North America and Australia have been taken off the shelves after it was discovered that they contained chemicals that, when digested, convert into the date rape drug gamma hydroxy butyrate (street name of GHB). The toys in question are toy beads that go by the name Aqua Dots, and are considered a highly popular holiday item which is distributed by Toronto-based Spin Master Toys. For Australian consumers, the toy sells under the name of Bindeez.

Just how popular is this toy line? This year in Australia it was named toy of the year. Just how dangerous is the ingestion of the drug? If swallowed, one of these beads can induce unconsciousness, seizures, drowsiness, coma and death.

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~ by thedark2 on November 8, 2007.

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