Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Toys Seized

By Karen Robes Meeks

A shipment of hundreds of children’s toys violating consumer safety and trade laws were seized at the Port of Tacoma, US Customs and Border Protection announced last week.

Officers confiscated 720 four-piece Light Dive Sticks for violation of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, 900 Bubble Gun with Lights, and 1,500 22-inch Water Cannons for violation of the Consumer Product Safety Act, according to the agency.

“The enforcement of laws and regulations aimed at protecting consumers, especially children, at U.S. ports of entry remains a very high priority for CBP,” said Mark Wilkerson, director of CBP Field Operations at the Area Port of Seattle. “We will identify, stop and seize such merchandise at every opportunity. By working to stop the movement of illicit goods across our borders we meet a critical mandate.”