Forbes: Fear that real rocks may contain harmful substances, a school cancelled its rock purchase order and showed students a poster of rocks instead of the real thing. “And so it goes in the unbrave new world, where nothing is safe enough. It’s a world brought to us by the once sane, now danger-hallucinating Consumer Product Safety Commission. . . . [that] actively engages in fear mongering, perhaps to give it something to do.”
“Then there’s the Little Tykes workbench. Last year the CPSC recalled that product’s toy nails after an 11-month-old boy almost choked on one. Those nails are made out of plastic. They’re 3 1/4 inches high and 1 1/4 inches wide. They’ve been sold with the workbench since 1994. And the boy who almost choked is fine. So we’re talking about a product that has been on the market for 15 years and sold 1,600,000 units. It is popular, safe and time-tested. To me that’s an exemplary toy. To the CPSC it is a killer on the loose.”
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