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Date Rape Toy Still Being Advertised

November 25, 2007

A toy recalled because it contained a dangerous chemical is appearing for sale in advertisements distributed in Sunday newspapers.

Aqua Dots were pulled from shelves nearly three weeks ago, but ads for Toys "R" Us and Target feature Aqua Dots for sale.

The toy beads were coated in a chemical that can turn into the "date-rape" drug when swallowed.

The side effects of swallowing the dots include seizures, drowsiness, and an induced comatose state.

However, Toys "R" Us says Aqua Dots are not actually for sale.

A spokeswoman for the company says they may appear in newspapers for another week or two because the Sunday ads are printed and distributed far in advance.

Nine children in the United States and three in Australia have gotten sick.


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