Turken wrote:guns and gun safes are also attractive nuisances which much more often fall (or fall open) in the hands of children, resulting in numerous deaths and risky surgeries every single year, and yet those won't be seeing this kind of recall and ban anytime soon.
If I have to choose between living in a literal "nanny state" or allowing some risk in the lives of my children, I'll take the risk every single time. Leave it to MY discretion what I will allow to be in the house. Then, when they're old enough, I'll teach the kids to use these tools and toys appropriately.
I think the NRA is far too powerful for something like that to be happening. :^) In your case, your kids are likely to be perfectly safe. I don't think that's true overall. I'm sure it's not, from the cases that are showing up in the emergency rooms and then straight into surgery across the country. Teenagers, and, god help me, middle-schoolers, are mosquitos, as far as I can tell, having a pair of them. They put the magnets on their tongues to look like they have piercings. or across their cheeks. They come loose, because the tongue can get really thick, or someone pulls the outside one off, and then accidentally swallow them. it takes a little more, as they have to swallow a pair of them, but sometimes that happens. This isn't something that seems dangerous at all. but it can kill you.
My brother lost 18 inches of small intestine when his appendix ruptured and he had peritoneal sepsis. It still affects him 40 years later. this is a very dangerous issue when you get it, and this is a dangerous toy.