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Charleston, S.C. CBP Officers Seize "Ski Scooters" Potentially Dangerous Toys

Release Date: 
February 7, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. --- U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Port of Charleston, SC recently completed seizure of more than $145,000 worth of potentially dangerous toys. In early January, a shipment of 4,424 “ski scooters” arrived at the Seaport and was selected for examination.

"Ski Scooters" seized by CBP Port of Charleston
CBP at Port of Charleston, S.C. seized 4,424
potentially dangerous "Ski Scooters"

The snow sled toys were manufactured in Taiwan and destined for an online toy distributor’s facility in northeast South Carolina.

After checking for compliance with trade laws, CBP referred the shipment to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) for consumer safety analysis.

The CPSC laboratory analysis determined that the toys contained lead in excess of the limit which may be harmful to the health and safety of children.

“Preventing dangerous imported goods from entering our communities is a top CBP priority,” said Joanne Fogg Acting Charleston Area Port Director.  “The dangers lead contamination pose to our children are well-documented.  I’m proud of the work our officers have done in partnering with CPSC personnel to keep our communities safe.”

Effective enforcement of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act prevents harmful products from entering the country, and it protects children from injury and death. CBP at the Port of Charleston continues to work with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and other agencies to combat the illegal importation of unsafe goods that pose significant health and safety risk to the American public.

For more on CBP’s trade enforcement mission please visit CBP Trade.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017