The Next Step – We need YOU!

Time to Take Action!

Step 1:  Visit this site to find your Congressional Representatives – http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/  and this site for your Senators   http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state&Sort=ASC  Letters, emails, or phone calls can be used!  (A sample letter can be found in our blog.)  To contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission (and I think we need to flood their in-box) please visit http://www.cpsc.gov/en/About-CPSC/Contact-Information/.

Step 2:  Using the information below, write a letter, an email, or make a phone call requesting they help us Free the Egg.  A form letter is available here https://freetheegg.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/sample-letter/.

Information to use:

  • US Consumer Product Safety Commission – recall of Kinder Eggs.  1997.  States (in part), “Some of the toys have small parts that present a serious choking and aspiration hazard to children under three years of age…  Ferrero said that it markets the product in other countries solely for children three and older and designs these toys to be assembled by older children.”  So the toys are specifically for over three, but were being recalled because the toys weren’t for under three.
  • Ferraro sells 1.5 billion eggs worldwide each year. Since 1997, there have been 7 documented cases of children fatally choking on the toys inside the eggs. If you factor in the 30 billion made since 1991, you get a .023% mortality rate.
  • The US Customs penalty for one ounce of marijuana is $500.  One ounce of cocaine or heroin is $1,000.  One Ferrero Kinder Surprise egg is $2,500.
  • Customs and Border Protection letter dated March 8, 2012 (http://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/2012-03-08-050000/importation-advisory-kinder-eggs) states, “Kinder eggs are a prohibited item because they contain a toy surprise, hidden inside, that poses a choking and aspiration hazard for children younger than three years of age.” KinderEggsareclearlymarkedforchildern over the age of three.  Their label is the same as other products sold in the United States.
    Ferrero Egg has the same  warning as Legos.

    Ferrero Egg has the same warning as Legos.

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    Ferrero Kinder Eggs have the same warnings as Legos


 

Step 3:  Email us at  freetheegg@gmail.com   Let us know who you contacted (please include state and their name).  Email again when/if you get a response.

 

  Senator 
  Representative 
    # Contacted  
   Responded

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

 2  2

Delaware

Florida

 2  1  3

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

 5  3  7

Indiana

 2  1  3

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

 2  1  3

Louisiana

  1   1   2

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

 1  1

Nevada

New Hapshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Washington, DC

 N/A  (non-voting rep)

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

CPSC

 N/A   N/A  4

 

 

4 responses to “The Next Step – We need YOU!

  1. Pingback: The time has come… | Free the Egg

  2. Nicole Headrick

    I’m so behind this cause and I will contact my congressman! Can I read the stories of others who have tried? I consider this a weird mission. I learned this was illegal after trying to locate the product. I have tiny daughters and we, as a family, are a bit consumed with mystery packages as a kinder egg substitute. The ban makes me sad and angry!!! Haha. Ready to fight!

    • Blog Operator

      I think we posted some responses on the site. I’ll post asking for them. 🙂 Thanks for joining us! Free the Egg!

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