Despite being a massive hit with children and adults alike, German lawmakers want to ban the famous Kinder surprise eggs due to 'safety concerns'.
Millions of the chocolate eggs with the toy inside are sold every year in Europe's biggest economy, but according to a parliamentary health commission its dangerous because it "combines food and toys in one product."
"Children cannot tell the difference between a toy and food," Miriam Gruss from the commission told a local paper.
However, a spokeswoman for Ferrero, the company that has made the eggs since 1974, says a ban would be unjustified as the toys are enclosed in a yellow plastic capsule: "There is absolutely no evidence that there is an increased danger from the combination of food and toys."
Ferrero brings out 20 new sets of figures every year for the eggs, as well as 150 new kits for toys that have to be put together with the help of a tiny instructions sheet.
Other things the commission is looking at: Forcing youngsters to wear bike helmets and making schoolbooks lighter so children don't injure themselves carrying them around all day.