Originally Posted by tripwires
What? Kinder Surprise is illegal in the US?!?!!??!?!
But that was one of my favourite things as a kid. I loved assembling the toy that I found in the egg.
They consider the toy has parts that children could swallow.
I know this because last week a US couple returning to Oregon from Vancouver were held by Homeland Security for hours, because they were bringing some Kinder Surprises back for their grandchild. But it was not total red tape - in the end they actually allowed them to take the Kinders with them, now that they were fully informed of the dangers of giving them to very small kids without supervising the assembly.
You must have been smart for your age. In Canada they are allowed because it is considered that the children who get these are too young to assemble the toys themselves and an adult will do it for them.
Oh wait, maybe you were just too old to be playing with Kinders...................