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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

There Oughta Be a Law 

It's amazing that any children have ever been able to survive without this law:

Senator Julie Lassa and Representative Amy Sue Vruwink announced today the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Homeland Security will hold a public hearing on a bill to ban the sale and distribution of the "yo-yo waterball" after receiving a complaint from a constituent.
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According to Autumn Deedon, of Pittsville, her 7-year old son was playing with the yo-yo waterball when the toy wrapped around his neck, cutting off his blood supply. As a result, he passed out and fell head first to the ground. Ms. Deedon rushed her son to the emergency room and found that he suffered from a concussion.

In researching the toy, Deedon discovered her son’s entanglement was not an isolated incident, yet the Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission has so far refused to recall the product, stating only that it poses a "low, but potential risk of strangulation." Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom have banned the toy.

Also to be considered in separate bills by these legislators are bans on bicycles (rolling machines of death), dodge ball (which teaches children to torture each other), tree houses (what if they fall?), and hoola hoops (my God! Look how they move their hips!).

Via Charlie.

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