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My daughter got one of the new Spiderwick toys from McDonalds today , and to my amazement the toy had a built in laser pointer.  It also came with a viewfinder – monocule type piece of plastic thru which the child can use to look thru at the laser pointer to see a special image.   Correct me if I am wrong, but don’t most laser pointer’s come with warning labels laser-warning.gif not to look directly at the laser?  Also, why would we allow our kids to think looking directly at a laser is a good thing?  Wouldn’t this lead to them looking at other things, which we know are dangerous to our eyes?  To add insult to injury, this hazardous piece of merged plastic and laser was made in China, a place known for using paints that contain lead , which has been determined to be a cause of cancer.

posion.jpg  McDonalds,  I suggest you recall these toys, or else you’ll have another “Coffee burning lawsuit” on your hands.  Imagine if some kid did in fact do damage to their eyes with this toy? 

 We all know McDonald’s uses China because China sells cheap crap (Chinese worker’s opinion of Americans buying cheap crap).  Pehaps we as Americans step up and stop buying from McDonalds in boycott.  I wonder how long it would take for McDonald’s to wake up and realize their mistakes.  

As for me, I will never purchase anything from McDonald’s again until they have corrected their ways.

 

As the commentor has suggested, a bright LED is one thing, but weren’t we taught not to look directly into any kind of light as a kid?  Maybe I have overly protective parents, but having a toy that requires a child to look directly into a light, laser, whatever seems kinda pointless to me.  Thanks for the input though, but I will continue to teach my child not to look directly into any kind of light.  Sunlight or otherwise…