U.S. House unanimously endorses toy safety crackdown

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  1. Foster

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    That "toughest lead standards in the world for children's products" is a great quote. Good to see the commission get a boost in funding to keep these products safe.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1920011320071219
     
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    So much for survival of the fittest.

    I kid, I kid.
     
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    Fosterlager is a mod? Oh and umm good news, safety FTW!
     
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    I'm curious at how much this could increase the cost of paint. A few pennies on a few thousand toys on dozens of toys in dozens of toylines a year adds up.
     
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    Actually, I don't think there will be any increase in the cost of paint, as what most toys are using are fine. The added costs will come in testing.
     
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    Yeah, 'cause, y'know, this is what keeps me up at night. Seriously.

    But I'm sure everyone will sleep sounder at night knowing the government's here to help.
     
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    Well currently the safety laws require lead paint accumulative to being under a certain % amount. It sounds like with this law, they want to remove lead paint entirely from toys.

    For a toy like Transformers, where most of the "paint" is actually the color of the plastic, it won't be a huge change. But for just about anything from Mattel? Huge, huge changes if they remove lead paint entirely.
     
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    I don't think this is going to bother Hasbro, but it may raise the price of TF KOs. :lol 
     
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    And to prove he means business he's chosen Necktiescream for his Avatar pic.:thumbs2: 
     
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    I agree, while on many toylines where lead paint is already nonexistant, this won't phase them at all, but yeah companies that like to cut corners... *Cough* Mattel *cough* among others, this could be a coming price hike. Or at least a good enough excuse for one, when they shouldn't be using lead paint for kids toys anyway.

    Gotta love Bills that make companies do what they should be doing anyway. :D 
     
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    my question is, why is there lead in paint at all, ever?
     
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    Because it's cheap paint and it makes toys shinny. Greed is all.
     
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    Exactly! Because increased government regulation is the way to go, right?



    ....Right?



    ...Crud.
     
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    Should I be surprised that this passed unanimously?

    This is one of those "vote nay and you're evil" kind of thing with all the press lately. It's like voting against a bill that would make toddlers pulling carriages illegal.
     
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    Wow. lead free paint. The Government's been busy.

    I can't wait until that harmfull plastic is regulated. That stuff is hard. I pinched my finger once when transforming a figure. There is a significant health hazzard in plastic, and I eagerly await the day when plastic isn't so deadly.
     
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    Because it adhered to the product better.

    Look at the crappy paint jobs that start flaking off of new cars after a couple years. That's safer, lead free paint for you.

    Kinda like DDT. They used to spray DDT around areas where there were large mosquito populations. But Rachel Carson wrote a book called 'Silent Spring' that stated how DDT was killing entire eco systems, so they banned it.

    Now millions die from malaria.

    Gotta love progressivism.
     
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    how about L-tryptophan? one of the best sleep aids ever and someone decides to take a few too many to overdose and the pharmaceutical corporations used it to get rid of the competition and boost their own sales cause you know those are perfectly safe...
     
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    WTC fell because Americans murdered their own people with explosives and cutted structure to justify their new laws and wars.

    Go watch zeitgeist. http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com
     
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    Let's keep the thread on topic please.
     
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    It's not like buying these toys is somehow a life requirement... don't like the price, don't pay it.
     
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