Aqua Dots Maker To Pay $1.3M For Hiding Toy’s Risks

Law360, New York (October 27, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT) -- Toy maker Spin Master Inc. will pay $1.3 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly failed to report that its recalled Aqua Dots toys metabolized into the so-called date rape drug when ingested, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission said Thursday.

The toys — which are children's craft kits made up of small colored beads that stick together when sprayed with water — were recalled in November 2007 after it was discovered that they contained a chemical which, upon ingestion, metabolizes to the controlled substance gamma...
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