Poisonous bracelets recalled in Britain

December 26th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Dec 26 (IANS) Thousands of bracelets found to be beaded with poisonous seeds are being recalled by one of Britain’s top tourist attractions and other retailers.

Cornwall county’s Eden Project has withdrawn the charms from sale and urged customers to return them after learning that they are strung with the lethal Jequirity bean from Peru, the Daily Express reported.

The Jequirity bean is a deadly seed of the Abrus Precatorius plant which contains abrin, a controlled substance under the Terrorism Act. It kills if just three micrograms are swallowed.

Nearly 40 other outlets have advised customers to return them.

The Eden Project had been selling the bracelet for about a year when one of its horticulturists spotted the poisonous seeds.

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