35,000 toxic rubber ducks won't get to celebrate Xmas this year12/11/2012
It's going to be a very unmerry Christmas for 35,000 rubber duckies dressed up to look like Santas, gingerbread men, penguins and reindeer after customs officials in the Port of Los Angeles seized the toys as they tried to make their way into the country from China. The haul, valued at more than $18,000, was stopped from entering the United States because they contained too much phthalate, a chemical used in plastics to make them softer and more flexible. It might be a blow to the Christmastime rubber duck market, but a toxin-free holiday season is the best kind to have. [Source]
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