Border Protection shells out a Kind(er) reminder
April 22nd, 2011
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Not all eggs are created equal in the eyes of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Kinder Eggs, a popular European chocolate egg that contains a toy inside, is banned from importation into the United States because it contains a "non-nutritive object embedded in it."

With the Easter holiday around the corner, the agency issued the reminder this week, warning that the candy is considered unsafe for children under 3. Last year, Customs and Border Protection seized 25,000 of them in 1,700 incidents.

Read the FULL STORY: "Easter reminder: Kinder Eggs banned in the United States"

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  1. obsy

    love kinder surprises.

    April 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Reply
  2. Robert

    are you friggen kidding me??? banning chocolates??? (which by the way i have never heard of any child in canada being harmed by the toy inside) – try banning your guns!!! they are just a tad more dangerous than a chocolate with a toy inside!!!

    April 23, 2011 at 9:51 am | Reply
  3. Mildred

    This is more reminding me of the "lets ban toys in Happy Meals" thing than anything else. I'd love to know the justification for why having a toy inside is a bad thing.

    April 22, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Reply
  4. Bill Nye-The Science Guy

    How did they get the toys inside the egg?

    April 22, 2011 at 10:23 am | Reply
    • Flippity Flappity

      The hen lays them with the toy inside the egg.

      April 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Reply
      • Basha

        But what if the egg cmae first?

        April 24, 2011 at 12:24 am | Reply
  5. Truth, Temporary Bachelor@TWO

    EXCELLENT point!
    Good to see our gov't is working diligently. I know I feel safer...

    April 22, 2011 at 10:03 am | Reply
    • The Witty One@Truth

      In all honesty, i'm sure that the border patrol does a great job in preventing stuff to get into our country. They do have a tough job. But really? Kinder eggs?

      April 22, 2011 at 10:06 am | Reply
  6. The Witty One@Truth

    At least this shows that our border patrol is working diligently to protect children under three. Good job! Now about those prescription drugs....

    April 22, 2011 at 9:58 am | Reply

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