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  • 35,000 rubber ducks in Santa, reindeer outfits seized at L.A. port

    12/07/2012 3:07:24 PM PST · by illiac · 17 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 12/7/12 | Adolpho Flores
    They may have had better luck on Santa’s sleigh, but more than 35,000 holiday-themed rubber ducks from China were detained by U.S. Customs officials at the Port of Los Angeles. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized the ducks -- dressed as snowmen, gingerbread men, penguins and reindeer -- which were valued at $18,522, after determining they contained the chemical phthalate in excess of the limit which may be harmful to children.