“The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) ordered a halt to sale of Buckyballs magnetic toys on Wednesday, calling them a serious hazard in the panel’s first stop-sale order in 11 years.” (Source)
The Federal Government has overstepped its bounds. It is now, more than ever, telling consumers what they can and cannot purchase in the interest of “public safety”. Banning a magnetic toy because there have been incidences of children swallowing them and having surgery? I ask you, where’s the ban on swimming pools? I’d wager that swimming pools account for more children accidental deaths than these toys account for accidental injury.
I ask this: What’s next? Where does the Fed stop? How about they stop here. Stop telling the People what TOYS we can and cannot purchase for ourselves.