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    Woman's candy egg seized at border






    Woman's candy egg seized at border

    The inner contents of the Kinder Surprise have led U.S. officials to ban them from …



    A cross-border kerfuffle over a popular chocolate treat nearly cost a Winnipeg woman a $300 fine and saddled her with a bureaucratic headache.

    Lind Bird was recently stopped at the U.S. border and selected for a random search of her vehicle. She was warned she could have faced a fine after the customs official found — and seized — her $2 Kinder Surprise egg as illegal contraband.

    Bird learned U.S. authorities have banned the candy because they come with a plastic toy inside that could, if eaten, choke a small child.

    "It's just a chocolate egg," Bird said. "And they were making a big deal. They said 'if you were caught with this across the border you would get charged a $300 fine,'" she said.

    "It's ridiculous. It's so ridiculous," she added.

    In Canada, however, officials said the eggs are so difficult to get into there's little chance they could harm anyone. As such, they are legal.

    The U.S. takes catching illegal Kinder candy seriously, judging by the number of them they've confiscated in the last year. Officials said they've seized more than 25,000 of the treats in 2,000 separate seizures.

    "They have been determined to present … a choking hazard to young children," said Mike Milne, a spokesman for the U.S. department of customs and border protection. Milne said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration supports the Kinder Surprise ban.

    As trivial as the border seizure may seem, Bird said the U.S. government has sent her a seven-page letter asking her to formally authorize the destruction of her seized Kinder egg.

    "I thought it was a joke. I had to read it twice. But they are serious," she said.

    The letter states if Bird wishes to contest the seizure, she'll have to pay $250 for it to be stored as the two sides wrangle over it.

    A comprehensive list of items Canadians can't import into the U.S. can be found here.





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    This has got to be a joke.
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    I could think of a million thing small than a kinder egg.
    For example are they going to ban coins ?
    After all one of the most common things kids eat is coins....

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazeftp View Post




    I could think of a million thing small than a kinder egg.
    For example are they going to ban coins ?
    After all one of the most common things kids eat is coins....
    Why I think you're on to something here. We should all write letters to our congressmen to make sure this issue is addressed. No more two year olds choking on Lincoln for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYN View Post
    This has got to be a joke.
    nope, its true.
    CBC News - Consumer Life - Kinder Surprise egg seized at U.S. border





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    Now only the terrorists will have candy eggs with toys in them.


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    What a joke. Sounds like my hard earned tax dollars being put to great use.

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    that candy egg could have been a serious terrorist threat.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    that candy egg could have been a serious terrorist threat.
    Haji: This is a terrorist attack! Nobody move!
    Passenger: But...uhh...that's just a chocolate egg.
    Haji: No, it is not just a chocolate egg. It's a chocolate egg with a toy inside!
    Passenger: So?
    Haji: They are small toy parts and can kill you!
    Passenger: How?
    Haji: If you eat them you will choke to death. So here, eat this.
    Passenger: I'm gonna go with "no."
    Haji: Awww, but come on! Do you know where I had to hide this deadly object to get it on the plane?
    Passenger: Now I really don't want to eat it.
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    Yet container loads of toys from China pour into or harbors made of poison, small parts et al.
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