Most parents agree that the Pok�mon craze is annoying, but a suit filed in Dallas County Court at Law No. 1 on Dec. 29 alleges that toys inspired by the animated creatures can also be deadly.

The focus of plaintiff Jennifer Winder’s suit against Miami-based Burger King Corp. and Monsouni Inc., which owns a Burger King outpost in Dallas, is the “Poke Ball,” a two-piece carrying case for Pok�mon figures. Each 3-inch plastic ball pulls apart to reveal a Pok�mon figure, and more than 25 million were distributed by Burger King Corp. in its kids meals beginning in early November. Packaging described the toy as safety tested and safe for all ages.

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