How did they mess that up?

There’s a well known comic drawing out and about how things will often get confused between the customer ordering something, and the supplier delivering it.

off of t’internet

Which is what popped into my head when I read this little story.

Australia has issued a nationwide ban on a Chinese-made toy after it was found to contain a substance linked to the date-rape drug GHB.

Three children have been taken to hospital after swallowing tiny beads from the Bindeez game – one of the best-selling toys in Australia.

What the customer wanted: small beads that are coated in non-toxic glue that sets when wet.

What the supplier delivered: small beads that, when swallowed, mentally feck up the swallower and leave them in hospital with interesting side effects.

I’d say something about ‘heads should roll’ over this, but the Chinese have form with taking such phrases literally

China’s determination to get tough is perhaps reflected in the execution of the former head of the State Food and Drug Administration, Zheng Xiaoyu, for taking bribes.

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