Responding to Australian officials Bindeez toy recall , Toys R Us in Canada has removed aqua dots children’s toy from store shelves as a precautionary measure.
Bindeez that Australians officials recalled is similar to Aqua dots as the beads contain a chemical that, when swallowed, metabolizes inside the body into the so-called ”date rape”drug.
Aqua Dots , Aqua Dots Pet Pals & Aqua Dots Super Studio are three products that are being sold online and stores.
“Toys R Us says it was first alerted to the potential problem on Tuesday and immediately ordered Aqua Dots off the shelves until it could be assured of its customer safety. “
Most online sites have removed the toy from the store.
If you want to look at how the aqua dots toys look like ..here is the link.
Aquadots Super Studio is featured in CNN as one of 12 best toys for 2007 :
Aqua Dots Super Studio
Toys Wishes magazine call this “one of the most innovative activity sets” to hit the market in a long time. Kids can use the translucent, multicolored beads to create cool designs, or they can follow the templates to make their own patterns.
After the design is complete, spray with water and the dots seem to magically adhere.
Hope all this recall is a temporary one and the best toy gets back on the shelf clearing the safety requirements.