Rubber ducky you're the one
March 13, 2006 5:55 PM Subscribe
There is thin, soot-like substance in my daughter's rubber ducks. What is it?
posted by shothotbot to Home & Garden (16 answers total)
We have several rubber ducks which live in the tub. The largest duck had some thin, black flakes come out when squeezed and somebody threw it away. Since the biggest duck is the daddy duck I decided to try to clean it. Now it turns out that the mommy and baby ducks (all different makes, all bought at different times) have the same flakes. After repeatedy sucking water into the duck, shaking the duck and expelling the water, shit-like, into the sink, eventually makes the water run clean. Holding the duck upto a strong light shows additional flakes, not yet dislodged. We live in New York City. Nothing unusual goes into the bathwater (some soap, a three year old, Mr. Bubble, many ducks).
What is the stuff in the duck?
Oh, if it was toxic that would be nice to know too.