Australia announced a nationwide ban on Nov. 7 on around 1 million Chinese-made toys after investigations showed they contained a chemical which metabolizes when swallowed into a “date-rape” drug. The ban across Australia’s six states and two territories came after three children became severely ill after they swallowed the toy beads called “Bindeez.” Toy importer Moose Enterprise issued a voluntary recall of “Bindeez,” named Australia’s 2007 Toy of the Year, saying some batches of the beads failed to match the approved formula. (Reuters)

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