Notice from sons school today, nationwide, so not sure where to put it as there is no 'national' news section.

Copy and pasted;

Please see below email outlining details of poisonous bracelets which can be purchased at various outlets.   Please follow the guidance below. 
This information has been verified by other reports produced by the NHS and other Local Authorities.

The following email has been circulated by the Local Authority regarding poisonous bracelets that have been seen in the area:
Dear colleague,
Gentoo internal communication team have received an alert that has been issued by the East Midlands Ambulance Service, in conjunction with the Employment Medical Advisory Service of the Health and Safety Executive with regards to the Sale of bracelets which may have been purchased.
These bracelets have been on Sale at various retail outlets across the UK, including the Eden Project in Cornwall. Information has been issued from those retailers urging customers to return the red and black bracelets made from the Jequirity bean. The Jequirity bean bracelet is made from the deadly seed of the plant abrus precatorious. It contains the toxin abrin that if swallowed, has the potential to kill in doses of just 3 micrograms. Abrin is chemically similar to ricin, a chemical warfare agent. People who have bought, or are in possession of the bracelets, are being urged to bag them, then wash their hands and avoid touching their eyes.
You are advised that if you or any of your children are in possession of one these bracelets, then you should double bag the bracelets, seal the bag and hand it in to your local police station where they will arrange safe disposal.

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Not sure how official, but seems to be reported in various places. Just letting others know who may want to know.

For those that like to jump on these types of threads and question the validity wink

Last edited by rhoobarb2002; 9th Mar 2012 4:47pm.