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    Clackers!
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    not sure if this counts but plastic toys in the bottom of cereal boxes.

    its health and safety gone mad.

    anyone remember when they noticed the plastic toys stopping.

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    Clackers

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    Was it plastic toys that were banned or those ones you put in the oven that transformed into something...i think most toys are removed from cereals to remove pester power on unhealthy sugary cereals.

    Reminds me recently of those jokes you could buy for like 50p...foaming black soap or blood capsules,itching powder,sneezing powder,soap sweets etc...you dont see them anymore...the last time i did they seemed so underwhelming...sneezing powder i used to think was some magic dust stuff...in reality i was paying 50p for a touch of pepper probably.

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    I remember my local toy shop having lots of those jokes.

    Once Lynn Faulds-Wood was on Going Live once showing how bad value for money they were.
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    Food shaped erasers
    Dasani water
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    White Smarties. Under the reason that kids might confuse them and medicines.

    Walls shots. Mainly because people were choking on them.

    Thrill Kill. It was refused classification by the BBFC which pretty much ended it's chances of seeing the shop shelves.

    Some food dye that turned out to give people cancer. It was used on Worcestershire sauce and prawn cocktail crisps which saw a lengthy absence from stores selection.

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    I remember a video in the mid 1990's being banned for featuring toture & footage of a real firing squad, can't remember the title.

    That dye was called something like Sudan 1. It was also in Pot Noodles.
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    Barfly jumping

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    I could kick myself over Dasani water. Where i used to manage we had 10 cases of it allocated. An email 2 hours later saying to tip it all out....A year later on ebay bottles being sold for 20 each as theyd be sought after as they are now...

    Reminds me that "Still Tango" was also taken off the shelves.

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