Health & Safety alert – Jequirity Bean Bracelet
An urgent alert has been received regarding the sale of bracelets made from the Jequirity Bean, see picture above.
These red and black bracelets are made from the deadly seed of the plant abrus precatorious. It contains the toxin abrin, which, if swallowed, has the potential to kill in doses of just 3 micrograms. The bracelets have been sold by various retail outlets across the UK, including the Eden Project in Cornwall. The retailers concerned have issued information urging customers to return the bracelets to them.
If anyone is in possession of one these bracelets they should: double bag them, seal the bag and hand it in to their local police station for safe disposal.