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(Some Guy)   Apparently no one at the Consumer Product Safety Commission has kids as they just now have realized there's been a spinner craze going on for a while ... and that the damn things are dangerous   ( mytwintiers.com) divider line
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2017-08-13 08:06:06 AM  
Cannot anything in a kid's hands be dangerous? Aren't they experimenting with everything to determine utility as tools? Wouldn't ubiquity naturally foment greater instance of uh, failure?
 
2017-08-13 09:53:32 AM  
battery powered fidget spinner.  Doesn't that defeat the purpose?
 
2017-08-13 10:37:08 AM  

Urmuf Hamer: Cannot anything in a kid's hands be dangerous? Aren't they experimenting with everything to determine utility as tools? Wouldn't ubiquity naturally foment greater instance of uh, failure?


I'm assuming that this is similar to the hoverboard thing from a few years ago. A cheap thing gets super popular and then all of a sudden the market's flooded with versions from super cheap Chinese factories that cut lots of corners, and then batteries start failing spectacularly.
 
2017-08-13 10:37:37 AM  

EvilEgg: battery powered fidget spinner.  Doesn't that defeat the purpose?


They did that with yo yo's s, during my youth so it's nothing new.
 
2017-08-13 10:38:03 AM  
FTFA: "choking incidents have been reported in children up to age 14, according to the commission"

Kids are really dumb, news at 11.
 
2017-08-13 10:41:34 AM  
Back when I was a kid, we played with Jarts and broken glass. Nobody choked on those toys.
 
2017-08-13 10:42:52 AM  
y'know...  I knew one guy who worked for them. He was a statistician, part of a Game Night get-together.  (NEVER PLAY SETTLERS OF CATAAN WITH A &*%)!@# STATISTICIAN.)

I can totally and 100% see them being exactly this unaware that a billions-dollar industry whirrred by.
 
2017-08-13 10:49:22 AM  
You know what's dangerous?  Not supervising your farking children.
 
2017-08-13 10:49:41 AM  

edrick: Back when I was a kid, we played with Jarts and broken glass. Nobody choked on those toys.


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2017-08-13 10:50:21 AM  
That was fast, sites already farked
 
2017-08-13 10:56:28 AM  
Hey CPSC, how many people (including children)  has the government placed in harm's way or straight up gotten killed?

Yeah, STFU and stay away from my children.
 
2017-08-13 10:57:15 AM  

edrick: Back when I was a kid, we played with Jarts and broken glass. Nobody choked on those toys.


Thank you, Mr Mainway. Your point is taken.
 
2017-08-13 10:59:23 AM  
We had a tree swing when I was a kid.  It was tied to a big, old oak tree.  Instead of swinging on it normally, we'd straddle the swing. We'd then tie a rope to the swing rope that was farther away from the tree trunk. Then, with one person straddling the swing seat and facing the trunk, another kid would pull the swing back away from the tree.  Once the swing was high enough and far enough away from the tree trunk,  the kid on the ground would let go of the swing. The kid on the swing would fly through the air towards the trunk.

The entire point of this game was to hit the tree with your feet so that you didn't skin your knees on the tree trunk.

Point of the story? Kids are really stupid.
 
2017-08-13 11:00:11 AM  
Apparently all toys are dangerous if you eat them.

KIDS, DO NOT EAT YOUR TOYS!

 
amb
2017-08-13 11:01:17 AM  

RomeoEightJuliet: edrick: Back when I was a kid, we played with Jarts and broken glass. Nobody choked on those toys.

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Now I wish I was a kid again.  I never took the big wheel off a ramp. We did crazy stuff in winter on a toboggan, but I guess I missed out on the big wheel.
 
2017-08-13 11:02:23 AM  
Next year's hot toy will be the Bag 'O Glass. Book it.
 
2017-08-13 11:06:12 AM  

Yep.  That's a hazard, alright.

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The person, not the spinner.

 
2017-08-13 11:13:26 AM  
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Don't kid yourself Jimmy, if a fidget spinner ever got the chance he'd kill you and everyone you cared about!
 
2017-08-13 11:13:41 AM  
If your 10-14 year old plays with their food and swallows their toys, well you might want to apply a little more parental guidance.
 
2017-08-13 11:18:17 AM  

amb: RomeoEightJuliet: edrick: Back when I was a kid, we played with Jarts and broken glass. Nobody choked on those toys.

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Now I wish I was a kid again.  I never took the big wheel off a ramp. We did crazy stuff in winter on a toboggan, but I guess I missed out on the big wheel.


I grew up in a very hilly part of the country, and we jumped everything. Big Wheels (and a Green Machine! YES!), sleds, bikes, big tires, you name it. Gravity was both friend and foe when I was kid. Mostly foe, though.

Almost exclusively foe, now that I think on it.
 
2017-08-13 11:19:07 AM  

Urmuf Hamer: Cannot anything in a kid's hands be dangerous? Aren't they experimenting with everything to determine utility as tools? Wouldn't ubiquity naturally foment greater instance of uh, failure?


Yes, but the public is tired of reading the same shiat we put out each summer on the dangers of fireworks.
 
2017-08-13 11:24:00 AM  

EvilEgg: battery powered fidget spinner.  Doesn't that defeat the purpose?


They light up.

The $3 generic spinner from target has outlasted and consistently beats more expensive spinners,  FYI.

\yes,  I do have kids
 
2017-08-13 11:24:56 AM  
no they are not
 
2017-08-13 11:25:25 AM  

RomeoEightJuliet: amb: RomeoEightJuliet: edrick: Back when I was a kid, we played with Jarts and broken glass. Nobody choked on those toys.

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Now I wish I was a kid again.  I never took the big wheel off a ramp. We did crazy stuff in winter on a toboggan, but I guess I missed out on the big wheel.

I grew up in a very hilly part of the country, and we jumped everything. Big Wheels (and a Green Machine! YES!), sleds, bikes, big tires, you name it. Gravity was both friend and foe when I was kid. Mostly foe, though.

Almost exclusively foe, now that I think on it.


Green Machine - sweet.  GIS - adult green machine
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2017-08-13 11:28:53 AM  

amb: RomeoEightJuliet: edrick: Back when I was a kid, we played with Jarts and broken glass. Nobody choked on those toys.

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Now I wish I was a kid again.  I never took the big wheel off a ramp. We did crazy stuff in winter on a toboggan, but I guess I missed out on the big wheel.


I remember the good ol' toboggan days.  Fractured my tailbone going off of a huge ramp.  Still hurts to think about it.
 
2017-08-13 11:33:26 AM  

darwinpolice: I'm assuming that this is similar to the hoverboard thing from a few years ago. A cheap thing gets super popular and then all of a sudden the market's flooded with versions from super cheap Chinese factories that cut lots of corners, and then batteries start failing spectacularly.


Bingo.  There's usually 3 groups of any type of unbranded toy: the originals, the ones made by the originals once they got the money, and the Chinese knockoffs found in dollar stores. The first group is hit or miss, but that last group is what you really have to look out for.  Guess the bottom line is, don't buy any toys with moving parts from a dollar store if you love your kids.
 
2017-08-13 11:33:31 AM  
Back in my day, a "spinner" was something entirely different.
 
2017-08-13 11:33:54 AM  

whatsupchuck: If your 10-14 year old plays with their food and swallows their toys, well you might want to apply a little more parental guidance.


Or less. It sounds like those kids have never thought for themselves.
 
2017-08-13 11:36:57 AM  
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Federal bureaucrat who got passed over being charge of Spineless Fidgets
 
2017-08-13 11:38:36 AM  

basemetal: You know what's dangerous?  Not supervising your farking children.


the pussification of our snowflakes must continue . . .
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2017-08-13 11:41:39 AM  
Back in my day my brothers and I would throw lawn darts over the house.
 
2017-08-13 11:44:28 AM  
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2017-08-13 11:44:41 AM  
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Never did anything that dumb in my day.
 
2017-08-13 11:46:43 AM  
Seems fine to me.

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2017-08-13 11:47:16 AM  

farkstorm: basemetal: You know what's dangerous?  Not supervising your farking children.

the pussification of our snowflakes must continue . . .
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I didn't wear that many pads when I played linebacker
 
2017-08-13 11:48:03 AM  
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"A fidget spinner ate my baby!"
 
2017-08-13 11:49:37 AM  

fark account name: RomeoEightJuliet: amb: RomeoEightJuliet: edrick: Back when I was a kid, we played with Jarts and broken glass. Nobody choked on those toys.

[img.fark.net image 500x385]

Now I wish I was a kid again.  I never took the big wheel off a ramp. We did crazy stuff in winter on a toboggan, but I guess I missed out on the big wheel.

I grew up in a very hilly part of the country, and we jumped everything. Big Wheels (and a Green Machine! YES!), sleds, bikes, big tires, you name it. Gravity was both friend and foe when I was kid. Mostly foe, though.

Almost exclusively foe, now that I think on it.

Green Machine - sweet.  GIS - adult green machine
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2017-08-13 11:52:49 AM  

farkstorm: basemetal: You know what's dangerous?  Not supervising your farking children.

the pussification of our snowflakes must continue . . .
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That's from an ad for the pads. So no one really uses those.  And if it was a real parent, I'd hope they were smart enough to not let their kids go on a scooter with sandals like that.
 
2017-08-13 11:56:41 AM  

Vampire Lake: We had a tree swing when I was a kid.  It was tied to a big, old oak tree.  Instead of swinging on it normally, we'd straddle the swing. We'd then tie a rope to the swing rope that was farther away from the tree trunk. Then, with one person straddling the swing seat and facing the trunk, another kid would pull the swing back away from the tree.  Once the swing was high enough and far enough away from the tree trunk,  the kid on the ground would let go of the swing. The kid on the swing would fly through the air towards the trunk.

The entire point of this game was to hit the tree with your feet so that you didn't skin your knees on the tree trunk.

Point of the story? Kids are really stupid.


Your second favorite game was "Quit hitting yourself!"
 
2017-08-13 12:01:59 PM  

farkstorm: basemetal: You know what's dangerous?  Not supervising your farking children.

the pussification of our snowflakes must continue . . .
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To be fair, that's a picture taken from a baby MMA match.
 
2017-08-13 12:04:15 PM  
FTFA: "Choking incidents have been reported in children up to age 14, according to the commission."

Feel free to call me cruel and heartless, but I've a difficult time feeling sorry for a 14-yr-old who goes about putting random small objects in their mouth and eventually chokes on something that was a dumb thing to put in their mouth in the first place. Unless you're legitimately mentally retarded, you should know better than that by the time you're about 6, if not earlier. That's not the fault of the product itself.

Plus, the ones I've seen are too big to be choking-hazards. The choking-incident cited was from placing "part of the toy in the mouth".

These things aren't designed to be disassembled, which means it was broken apart. That's not even worthy of a "contains small parts" warning. Breaking anything apart results in smaller parts, that's sort of how "breaking something apart" works.
 
2017-08-13 12:04:39 PM  

farkstorm: basemetal: You know what's dangerous?  Not supervising your farking children.

the pussification of our snowflakes must continue . . .
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Jim Henson's Iron Man Babies.

edrick: Back when I was a kid, we played with Jarts and broken glass. Nobody choked on those toys.


Swallowing a Jart would have been something to see though.

/heh.  "Jart-swallower."
 
2017-08-13 12:10:03 PM  

morg: Vampire Lake: We had a tree swing when I was a kid.  It was tied to a big, old oak tree.  Instead of swinging on it normally, we'd straddle the swing. We'd then tie a rope to the swing rope that was farther away from the tree trunk. Then, with one person straddling the swing seat and facing the trunk, another kid would pull the swing back away from the tree.  Once the swing was high enough and far enough away from the tree trunk,  the kid on the ground would let go of the swing. The kid on the swing would fly through the air towards the trunk.

The entire point of this game was to hit the tree with your feet so that you didn't skin your knees on the tree trunk.

Point of the story? Kids are really stupid.

Your second favorite game was "Quit hitting yourself!" - solitaire version


FTFY
 
2017-08-13 12:11:24 PM  

brantgoose: Apparently all toys are dangerous if you eat them.

KIDS, DO NOT EAT YOUR TOYS!


STOP TELLING ME WHAT TO DO!!!!
 
2017-08-13 12:23:27 PM  
Yeah, when 10 year olds are taking things apart and then choking on parts that should never be on your mouth in the first place, I'm gonna have to say that the CPSC is shouting into the wind. No amount of involvement is going to save that 10 year old's life. Her days are numbered...
 
2017-08-13 12:26:14 PM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: Hey CPSC, how many people (including children)  has the government placed in harm's way or straight up gotten killed?


And therefore, we should abolish government and let the "free market" take its place.

/Gotdamn dumbass naive "libertarian" anarchists...
 
2017-08-13 12:27:49 PM  

How dry I'm not: FTFA: "Choking incidents have been reported in children up to age 14, according to the commission."

Feel free to call me cruel and heartless, but I've a difficult time feeling sorry for a 14-yr-old who goes about putting random small objects in their mouth and eventually chokes on something that was a dumb thing to put in their mouth in the first place. Unless you're legitimately mentally retarded, you should know better than that by the time you're about 6, if not earlier. That's not the fault of the product itself.

Plus, the ones I've seen are too big to be choking-hazards. The choking-incident cited was from placing "part of the toy in the mouth".

These things aren't designed to be disassembled, which means it was broken apart. That's not even worthy of a "contains small parts" warning. Breaking anything apart results in smaller parts, that's sort of how "breaking something apart" works.


Well, to be fair, the part that was chocked on is one of the basting assemblies, and those just pop out. You don't have to break them, hell apparently they fall out of the cheap ones. Still an amazingly stupid kid, but nobody had to sit down with a hammer and saw to get this thing out, it probably just fell out.

Now as f Sr as why some 10 year old would then put that in their mouth, I can't tell you.

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2017-08-13 12:28:55 PM  

FriarReb98: farkstorm: basemetal: You know what's dangerous?  Not supervising your farking children.

the pussification of our snowflakes must continue . . .
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That's from an ad for the pads. So no one really uses those.  And if it was a real parent, I'd hope they were smart enough to not let their kids go on a scooter with sandals like that.


Yep
 You have to take your feet off the pedals while coasting down hill to get that kind of speed.
 
2017-08-13 12:29:55 PM  

TheSwizz: Yep.  That's a hazard, alright. The person, not the spinner.


Fidget spinners don't kill people, People kill people.

/And I'm sure the same gun nuts who cry 2nd amendment when someone says they might wanna be a little more careful with their dildos with triggers will come in and say "BAN FIDGET SPINNERS!"
 
2017-08-13 12:30:08 PM  

basemetal: You know what's dangerous?  Not supervising your farking children.


And now tune into next week's thread where we'll discuss how children are oversupervised.
 
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