China-made beads for kids metabolize into date-rape drug when ingested

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PLEASE check in your toy boxes and with your families to make sure this product is not within the reach of any child! What’s the deal with China anyway? Are they just careless, cutting corners, or is there something far more sinister at work here? We’d put on our tinfoil hats, but they’ve been recalled for lead content. — PID

Nov 8 WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Chinese-made toys have been pulled from shelves in North America and Australia after scientists found they contain a chemical that converts into a powerful “date rape” drug when ingested. Two children in the U.S. and three in Australia were hospitalized after swallowing the beads. Full Report