Aqua Dots toy beads were recalled as they were coated with a chemical that, when ingested, can metabolize into the “date-rape” drug gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) which can cause unconsciousness, seizures, drowsiness, coma and death.
The consumer product safety commission is expected to accept a $1.3 million settlement to close the case. It is alleged the importer, Spin Master knowingly sold a banned hazardous substance.
Confidential sources report Spin Master will agree to the settlement tomorrow, but will deny allegations that it knowingly violated the law.
A number of children became sick when putting the beads in their mouth. Approximately 4 million of the toys were recalled four years ago, but it took this much time bring the outstanding charges to a conclusion. As a lawyer handling defective product cases it never ceases to amaze me that dangerous products keep being put on the market and needlessly hurting people.
Attorney John Feroleto
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