Monday, May 17, 2010

Toy dart guns recalled after 2 boys die

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for 1.8 million toy dart gun sets after a 9-year-old boy in Chicago and a 10-year-old boy in Milwaukee died when they chewed on the one-inch, soft-plastic darts, which slipped into their throats.

Evey day in this country children are killed or injured due to poorly designed firearms - lack of built in safety locks, no load indicators, handguns that go off when dropped, etc., etc.

Yet guns are the only consumer product manufactured in America not regulated by a federal agency for health and safety.

No matter how poor the design, no matter how many injured, thanks to the power of the gun lobby the Consumer Product Safety Commission has no authority to issue a recall on any guns or ammunition.

Ohh shoot.

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