Thursday, July 26, 2012

Obama Administration Out To Kill Another Business

From the Chicago Tribune: Federal safety officials filed a lawsuit Wednesday demanding a recall of magnetic desk toys marketed to adults, citing serious injuries to children who have ingested pieces of the product.
The rare administrative complaint from the Consumer Product Safety Commission also demands that the manufacturer of Buckyballs, New York-based Maxfield & Oberton, stop selling the product and alert consumers that it is defective.,0,7592986.story
And the company responds: Maxfield & Oberton, which according to the complaint imports the tiny magnets from China, issued a statement titled "Thank you for trying to drive a $50 million New York-based consumer product company out of business."
"We are not sure why the CPSC wants to ban magnets," spokesman Andrew Frank said Wednesday. "We have been working with the agency for two years on outreach and education and to make sure the labels are correct, so we were surprised by this."
The agency confirmed that it has been working with the company, starting with a 2010 recall aimed at getting the product back from consumers younger than 14 and adding labels that warn against buying Buckyballs for children. In November, the two entities worked together on an education campaign involving social media, public service announcements and online warnings. 
The problem is not the magnets or the Buckyballs.  The problem is stupid parents who don't look after their kids.  If the parents watched their children and have the Buckyballs out of reach of the small kids, then how many problems would you have?  Maybe 0?
Once again, the Obama administration is trying to put people out of work.  Thanks Obama.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, the government's actions are absurd. You wouldn't put Budweiser out of business just because underage citizens on occasion drink themselves to death?