In ruling NY N307550, Customs and Border Protection discussed the classification of the “BeepEgg”, a singing floating egg timer. This electronic device measures approximately 2 x 1.8 inches and weighs .07 lbs. In use, this device would be boiled along with real eggs. The “BeepEgg” measures the outer temperature, then calculating the core temperature of the egg. Once the eggs have reached the desired hardness (degree of cooking) the “BeepEgg” will play an audible signal to alert the user. It can play three different melodies, each representing a different level of hardness. The “BeepEgg” will play “Oh Susanna” for soft-boiled eggs, “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” for medium-boiled eggs and “Hail Hail The Gangs All Here” for hard-boiled eggs.
CBP determined that the applicable subheading for the “BeepEgg” is 8531.80.9041, HTSUS, which provides for “Electric sound or visual signaling apparatus…: Other apparatus: Other: Other sound signaling apparatus”. The rate of duty will be Free.