Friday, April 15, 2005

Weighty affairs will just have to wait

Ew: CHARLOTTETOWN – Check the toy box, a rifle made in China and sold on P.E.I. has been recalled because it poses the threat to the environment. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Thursday that soil encased in the toy's handle is a threat. Soil is contained in a bag in the handle to act as a weight. The CFIA said it could spill out and "release destructive insects, microscopic worms, fungi or bacteria that could spread into Canadian crops and forests." Microscopic-worm-containing soil for weight? Whatever happened to good old plain, wholesomely poisonous lead?

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