Quick quiz for ya. Which one of these items are currently under a Consumer Product Safety Commission proposal to be banned?
216 magnets packaged and sold as "Buckyballs". They come in this attractive cube. Once you touch them however you end up with "the clump". It takes some effort to restore to the state you see above. Fun stuff though!
Bersa Thunder .380 pistol.
Answer? Exhibit A because "OMG someone think of the children!"
Really? They say to keep out of the reach of children more times on the packaging than ANY firearm packaging I have ever seen.
The proposed ban is up for comments at regulations.gov.
I mean really. Whats next?
Forks? I remember sticking one of those into Mr. electrical outlet back in the day and I seem to have suffered no ill effects (or not, I will leave that up to my humble readers to decide).
I mean if you can't see the danger in a 3 year old eating high power magnets, I don't think you need to be breeding. Just saying. The CPSC did send a investigator to my house for a weed trimmer that threw an amazing amount of shrapnel at high speed and with some distance. They banned that. I get than one but not this one.
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