(FYI) Why is Kinder Joy Banned in US?⁠⁠⁠⁠


(FYI) Why is Kinder Joy Banned in US?⁠⁠⁠⁠

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Kinder Joy is banned because of a probable safety issues with the toy in it if used by small kids.

To answer the legal question, the 1938 Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act is the law most cited to justify the embargo on Kinder Eggs. Because a toy is kept inside a confection, Kinder eggs are embargoed from point of entry into the US.
Customs and Border Protection not only confiscated the Kinder eggs, but also fined the family $1,200 [£787] per egg, or $12,000 [£7,870] total. So, don’t try this, unless you’re willing to pay a hefty price.
– www.indendepdent.co.uk article given below


dated: Saturday 21 February 2015 www.independent.co.uk

The problem is the small plastic toy inside the Kinder Egg.
– www.cbp.gov article given below

Don’t Be “Surprised” by Kinder Eggs: Seizures Double
dated: April 5, 2012, www.cbp.gov

Yes, as on the date of this post Kinder Joy is still banned in US.

– dated 22nd April 2017

Quoting from the US FDA article given below:

*** Import Alert 34-02 was created as the Agency was made aware of a product called “Kinder Surprise Eggs”, and similar articles containing imbedded, non-nutritive objects, being offered for sale in the United States. The imbedded non-nutritive objects in these confectionary products may pose a public health risk as the consumer may unknowingly choke on the object. ***

US Import Alert 34-02
dated 15th Feb 2017, www.accessdata.fda.gov

Post Date: 22nd April 2017

Post ID: #67844

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