An alert reader pointed out today that the 1.7 million "recalled" baby monitors (the ones that need a new sticker) can't be sold at resale shops anymore. After all, they have been recalled so they are verboten now. Presumably they can only be sold accompanied by their anti-recall kit of the fancy new label restating the obvious, new instructions telling parents to come inside during rain storms and the clips (gotta have them clips!). As a practical matter, this will be impossible for resale shops to manage, so I hope resale shops everywhere are pulling these baby monitors to keep America safe.
In fact, the "hazard" that these devices present is common among all baby monitors so I certainly hope those shops stop selling all that merchandise immediately. Alert! Alert! No more baby monitors! And the hazard is found in everything with a cord that might be used near a crib - so you better stop selling humidifiers, lights, radios and the like. As the G-Men used to say, "Stop or I'll shoot!"
Don't forget, the CPSC has the U.S. Attorney ready and willing to put you out of business to protect . . . the . . . children. What would we do without those guys to keep us so darned safe?
And there will be penalties a-plenty, too, count on it. Jail time for selling a baby monitor? Well, we'll have to see about that.
If you live the clean life and stop selling anything remotely connected to children, these issues won't be a problem for you. Something to think about . . . .
I meant for the stores. Certainly not for Congress.