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Saturday, April 16, 2005


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recently issued a recall of a toy gun, but not for the reason you might expect. Turns out the Toy Clicker Rifles, imported from China, each contain a bag of foreign soil, placed in the handle of the rifle to act as a weight. Officials are concerned that the soil could be a vector for any number of non-native insects, fungi, or other pathogens, and have asked consumers to turn their rifles in so they can be properly disposed of. It is illegal to import soil into Canada from anywhere other than the U.S.

Thanks to Tony R. for sending in a link to this story.


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