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Your nanny state at work: Vancouver visit leads to Kinder Eggs bust at U.S. border

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SEATTLE — Two Seattle men say they spent more than two hours in a detention centre at the Canadian border after U.S. border agents discovered illegal chocolate eggs in their car.

Brandon Loo and Christopher Sweeney told KOMO-TV they decided to bring home some treats for friends and family during a recent trip to Vancouver. They bought Kinder Eggs — chocolate eggs with a toy inside.

The two men say border guards searched their car and said the eggs are illegal in the United States because young children could choke on the small plastic toys. Importing them can lead to a potentially hefty fine.

Sweeney says the bust was a waste of his time and the agents’ time. The men eventually got off with a warning.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman declined to comment about the case Tuesday night.

The agency warned on its website around Easter that the treats can’t be imported legally.

The agency says it seized more than 60,000 Kinder Eggs from travellers’ baggage and international mail shipments in fiscal 2011.

http://www.theprovince.com/Vancouver+visit+leads+Kinder+Eggs+bust+border+Seattle/6952510/story.html#ixzz210QrwVtY

You know what else is a choking hazard? Roberto Luongo...yet somehow he's able to make it into the US :P

All jokes aside, what else is a choking hazard? Legos, Barbie toy hair brushes, and dihydrogen monoxide. Someone should really watch out for these dangerous substances.

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Haha, when I read the title I thought they got busted for what I used to use the little kinder egg container for.

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SEATTLE — Two Seattle men say they spent more than two hours in a detention centre at the Canadian border after U.S. border agents discovered illegal chocolate eggs in their car.

Brandon Loo and Christopher Sweeney told KOMO-TV they decided to bring home some treats for friends and family during a recent trip to Vancouver. They bought Kinder Eggs — chocolate eggs with a toy inside.

The two men say border guards searched their car and said the eggs are illegal in the United States because young children could choke on the small plastic toys. Importing them can lead to a potentially hefty fine.

Sweeney says the bust was a waste of his time and the agents’ time. The men eventually got off with a warning.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman declined to comment about the case Tuesday night.

The agency warned on its website around Easter that the treats can’t be imported legally.

The agency says it seized more than 60,000 Kinder Eggs from travellers’ baggage and international mail shipments in fiscal 2011.

http://www.theprovin...l#ixzz210QrwVtY

You know what else is a choking hazard? Roberto Luongo...yet somehow he's able to make it into the US :P

All jokes aside, what else is a choking hazard? Legos, Barbie toy hair brushes, and dihydrogen monoxide. Someone should really watch out for these dangerous substances.

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Yeah, but what child is going to choke on a semi-automatic rifle? :rolleyes:

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It's also banned because of the fact that an inedible toy is inside the food product.

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Times sure have changed.

In my day, kids played with wood-burning kits and Lawn Darts.....

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It's also banned because of the fact that an inedible toy is inside the food product.

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Stopped at the border,car turned upside down, threatened with legal action over two kinder eggs= slow day at the border. Hollywood should do a sitcom called Idiots without Borders.

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It's a shame some of you aren't taking this seriously. Kinder Surprises are a threat to society's health and well-being. They ruin lives and cause stress to families. We must declare war on the greedy dealers and smugglers who bring this poison into our country. The Kinder Surprise trade MUST be stopped!!!

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All jokes aside I am shocked they let them get way without a fine. I don't go to the US anymore due to the fact the border agency has got more douches than a brand new pharmacy.

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