Rio's 'Operation Easter' to check size of eggs

AP News
Posted: Apr 06, 2011 5:25 PM
Rio's 'Operation Easter' to check size of eggs

Officials in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state are going to make sure the Easter Bunny isn't short-changing children with the holiday's hallmark chocolate eggs.

Rio's department of weights and measures launched "Operation Easter" on Wednesday to verify the size and weight of the multicolored eggs already lining supermarket shelves. The state-run Agencia Brasil says they will also also check the safety of toys inside the eggs.

Investigators will collect eggs around the state. Department head Soraya Santos says the eggs will be stripped of their shiny wrappers and weighed in a lab to be sure customers aren't being cheated.

The toys inside will be checked against federal safety standards.