Reader: Why Should Zen Magnets Be Banned If They're Not Going to Be Around Kids?

Reader: Why Should Zen Magnets Be Banned If They're Not Going to Be Around Kids?

Melanie Asmar's feature article about Zen Magnets highlighted the Denver company's fight against a government ban of its product -- powerful BB-sized magnets marketed as adult toys that can create serious injuries or worse if a child swallows them. Readers are split about whether such a prohibition is warranted. Here are the views of a person who's against such a ban.

See also: Denver's Zen Magnets Is Fighting the Federal Government Over Its Ban of Tiny Magnet Balls

Farseli writes:

I've seen no argument so far as to why I can't have these at my desk at work, an office without children around. I'm not convinced that the CPSC is in the right on this and I'm not looking forward to the day that I have to smuggle these in from other countries just to get more.

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