President Obama's border protection officials issued a warning and reminder today that a type of chocolate Easter egg is "too dangerous" to be imported into the United States.
"As Easter approaches, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminds international travelers not to bring any Kinder Surprise eggs into the U.S.," the Department of Homeland Security said today. "Also known as Kinder eggs, these chocolate treats may be cute and seasonal, but they are too dangerous to children to be imported legally into the U.S. because young children can choke on it."
Kinder eggs are internationally-famous chocolate eggs that contain toys. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have banned the eggs in the United States. "CBP is charged with enforcing the regulations of both agencies to keep safety hazards away from American consumers," DHS explained.
Border protection agents confiscated 60,000 of the Easter eggs in fiscal year 2011.