August 27, 2004

Pulled toy depicts 9/11 disaster

A company in Miami has pulled more than 17,000 toys that were in bags of candy after a customer complained.

The toy in question appears to depict a plane hitting one of two "twin towers," not unlike the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster in New York.

A company called Lisy Corporation distributes the candy bags. They said they are also offended by the toy and have pulled 17,000 of the toys.

Lisy says they bought the toys, sight unseen, from L and M Import/Export of Miami. We talked to L and M and they say they have no problem at all with the toy and don't consider it offensive at all.

We even pointed out to the import company that every single toy has a stock number on the front that reads "9011." L and M Imports didn't find it all coincidental and said it's just a toy. Asked if they'd talk on camera, they said there is nothing to talk about.

Sounds like L and M's people are completely clueless. Either that or they just plain don't care.

Posted by mhking at August 27, 2004 05:23 PM

An embossed "9011" is not "coincidental" and "just a toy"...what a horrible statement from a firm wishing to provide "entertainment" to American youth!

I can hardly wait (yes, I can) until someone designs an islamic "head lopping" toy!...with "life like blood," "true death gurgle sounds," and realisic body flailing with death throes!

:: worth much more than a head shake ::

Posted by: Sergeant America at August 30, 2004 02:08 PM
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