"What's black and white and read all over?"

Thursday, November 08, 2007
Posted 12:15 PM by

Getting love-drunk off Aqua Dots?

Chinese-made beads are giving world-wide a natural high.I'm not sure if this toy really needed to be recalled or if they should just have added 20 years to the suggested age range.

Aqua Dots, a highly popular holiday toy sold by Australia-based Moose Enterprises, are beads that can be arranged into designs and fused when sprayed with water. The toy was pulled from shelves in North American and Australia after scientists found they contain a chemical that converts into a dangerous "date-rape" drug when eaten.

Scientists say a chemical coating on the Chinese-made beads, when ingested, metabolizes into drug gamma hydroxy butyrate. When eaten, the compound, made from common and easily available ingredients, can induce unconsciousness, seizures, drowsiness, coma and death.

Shelby Esses said her 20-month-old son Jacob fell down and was limp after getting into his older sister's dots.

That'll teach him.


This Week's Rants | The Daily Rant Archives

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.