The Government’s Insane War on Small Magnets

Image: Ari Armstrong

Image: Ari Armstrong

To follow up on the story, “Zen Magnets Stands Up to Abusive Government Agency“: Shihan Qu of Zen Magnets issued a statement yesterday on why he’s standing up to the abusive, rights-violating Consumer Product Safety Commission. Qu points out (among other things): “There are products that may be reasonably expected [to sometimes] cause harm, even if used responsibly. Alcohol, tobacco, trampolines, skateboards, ATVs, skis, snowboards. Things with warnings that say ‘Using this is inherently dangerous.’ And then there are products that are only dangerous if misused. This is the category that every other product falls under, including magnet spheres. Anything can cause harm if misused.” But the CPSC is arbitrarily persecuting the makers of magnets, because it can.