Comment from Edo Timmermans

This is a Comment on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Proposed Rule: Safety Standard for Magnet Sets

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Teaching geometry:
It is obvious that these magnets can be dangerous to children and irresponsible people. Yet, this should not be a reason to ban these magnets completely. Although I think a proper warning on the box not to ingest them should be enough, others may disagree with that. I'ld like to stress however that it should always be allowed to sell these magnets as an art / science supply. I've created many objects with these magnets that have educational value in mathematics. It is a great tool to teach people about geometry. I placed many tutorials on my Youtube channel EdoTimmermans to enable people to re-create the objects I made and improve their 3D-insight, please have a look at some of my latest videos, they may be convincing material to allow these magnets to be sold as an art / science supply even when forbidden to be sold as a toy.

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/EdoTimmermans?feature=mhee
Website: www.edotimmermans.com

Sincerely,
Edo Timmermans,
The Netherlands
 
 
Comment Period Closed
Nov 19 2012, at 11:59 PM ET
ID: CPSC-2012-0050-0138
Tracking Number: 1jw-81gk-s558

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Date Posted: Oct 31, 2012
RIN: Not Assigned
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Submitter Name: Edo Timmermans