CBP: Kinder Surprise eggs will be seized at the border

Published on Thu, Apr 5, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Easter travelers trying to bring Kinder Surprise eggs into the U.S. have been warned: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents will seize them.

CBP officials are warning travels crossing the U.S/Canadian border that Kinder Surprise eggs, also known as Kinder Eggs, are illegal in the U.S. and will be seized at the border. The small plastic toys inside the chocolate Kinder Eggs represent a choking hazard for small children and are a violation of both U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Food and Drug Administration regulations, according to the CBP.

In 2011, CBP agents seized more than 60,000 Kinder Eggs from travelers' baggage and international mail shipments. This was more than twice the number seized in 2010, according to the CBP.

Photo Courtesy Wikimedia Commons, Fotografiert von A. Kniesel

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