Comment from Lynne Lasher
The is a Comment on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Proposed Rule: Safety Standard for Magnet Sets
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You are trying to legislate parenting. I have a right to purchase these for my children, using my intelligence to decide if they are mature enough to keep them out of their mouth. Do not make PC rules restricting the masses because a minority is too stupid to make wise decisions, or, perhaps, even chooses to purchase and feed them to children in hopes of a good legal settlement! I am tried of big brother trying to run and regulate my life. Besides, this product (Zen Magnets) is too pricey for stupid people to afford!
This isn't so much a discussion about the dangers of magnets, but more the CPSC and Pediatric Gastroenterologist organizations trying to flex their power. They've organized their members to submit comments that continually repeat that "people cannot be trusted to listen to warnings", while never addressing the arguments against theirs. If the CPSC won't listen to the 85%+ public consensus against the ban, perhaps the CPSC should listen to Nancy Voice-of-Reason Nord, the CPSC's own most experienced commissioner, when she says:
· The assumption that warnings don't work, undermine past safety standards deemed acceptable by the CPSC and US Congress.
· The ban is overly broad. There are two distinct hazard patterns that should be addressed: Children under 5 tounging their environment, and teenagers mimicking piercings. And the ban includes products [like Zen Magnets] that have not demonstrated similar risks.
· These magnets have much more utility, and lower instance of hazard than other products on the market.
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Comment Period Closed
Nov 19 2012, at 11:59 PM ET
Tracking Number: 1jw-822h-wdyg
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Date Posted: Nov 27, 2012
RIN: Not Assigned
Submitter Name: Lynne Lasher