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Offline Moonstorm

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is it forbidden ???
« on: January 30, 2012, 06:35:29 PM »
I just heared that kinder surprise is forbiden in the USA is it true?
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Re: is it forbidden ???
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 07:15:12 PM »
Yes unfortunately. Its illegal to put toys inside candy here, no matter how many small choking hazard warnings it has. Customs claims thousands a year trying to cross the border. You can smuggle them in pony packages though and just claim chocolates or candy are in the box with the pony. We can buy the toys on ebay, I have a ton of them. I really want the whole thing though.
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Re: is it forbidden ???
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 07:29:09 PM »
I can always sent some XD I don't care if I get cough XD I used to ship them for a friend didn't know they where forbidden XD I don't put a senders address on any outgoing package anyway XD

but I didn't know they where illegal, they where my favorite candy as a child.
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Re: is it forbidden ???
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 07:36:19 PM »
I think you can still send them as gifts (I've gotten some in a swap package before).

 I thought they were fun!

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Re: is it forbidden ???
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 07:43:17 PM »
I thought this was one of those Urban Legends....that Kinder eggs were not allowed in the US....individual countries have weird restrictions....

Do you know in Scotland it is "illegal to be drunk and in charge of a cow"?....and Nessie, The Loch Ness Monster, is in fact named and "legally" protected under the Protection of Animals Act!!! Seriously.....
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Re: is it forbidden ???
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 07:46:28 PM »
Yeeeaaah, unfortunately. Another example of a reeeeeally stupid, backwards, law we have here. Because Americans don't blame their own negligence for letting their small children choke on something.... They blame the candy company and the store that sells it. *sigh*

But I picked some up once in France, and I had no problem getting them through airport security. I didn't even know they were illegal at the time. :/

You can probably smuggle some through, especially if you're mailing them.

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Re: is it forbidden ???
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 07:47:43 PM »
Because you won't have to supervise your children (or look at them at all, really) if you just make everything marginally hazardous illegal, right?

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Re: is it forbidden ???
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 08:05:15 PM »
I've had them before, my cousin brought them back from Germany when she lived there.  I love them!!!  It's been too long...
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Re: is it forbidden ???
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2012, 08:25:14 PM »
okay I think its a stupid reason to ban them XD but I can understand why they don't sell them anymore.
I guess I know what to put in outgoing packages from now on XD lol
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Re: is it forbidden ???
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2012, 08:39:25 PM »
It's true.  I was coming back from the Netherlands, and customs saw them in my bag and threw them away.

There's a story floating around about a woman who had to pay a $3,000 fine for having them. Sheesh.  How overboard is that?

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Re: is it forbidden ???
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2012, 09:02:22 PM »
that's just crazy. I mean here we don't even get a fine for having weed in your pocket.(up till a limited amount of grams) XD

you guys have strange laws XD
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Re: is it forbidden ???
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2012, 09:09:42 PM »
Yup. Some stupid idiot didn't watch their kids eat chocolate and they choked on the special prize inside, so everyone has to suffer. Even though I had some imported to me as a kid and WONDER UPON WONDER.....

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Re: is it forbidden ???
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2012, 09:26:13 PM »
I have a solution - they have to make them about twice the size, that way the egg inside can be far too big to put into any mouth and you get much more chocolate :D Perfect :)

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Re: is it forbidden ???
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2012, 09:30:59 PM »
How can you choke on the toy inside the egg?  It's inside another plastic container!  And it is CLEARLY labeled as such.  It is also only for kids 3 and up (I believe that is what is stated on the package).  I had no idea these were illegal in the US... first one I ever had was in the US.  My dad was a trucker.
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Re: is it forbidden ???
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2012, 10:22:16 PM »
You can get them here in Chicago at Christmas time. I buy so many and hoard them, lol.

I've seen generic chocolate eggs with toy prizes inside being sold at the grocery store. It's hard for me to believe they are illegal.
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