Paternalisme van EU bereikt nieuw dieptepunt

The EU toy safety directive, agreed and implemented by Government, states that balloons must not be blown up by unsupervised children under the age of eight, in case they accidentally swallow them and choke.

Despite having been popular favourites for generations of children, party games including whistles and magnetic fishing games are to be banned because their small parts or chemicals used in making them are decreed to be too risky.

Apparently harmless toys that children have enjoyed for decades are now regarded by EU regulators as posing an unacceptable safety risk.

Whistle blowers, that scroll out into a a long coloured paper tongue when sounded – a party favourite at family Christmas meals – are now classed as unsafe for all children under 14. [bron]

2 thoughts on “Paternalisme van EU bereikt nieuw dieptepunt

  1. Dit gaat helemaal nergens meer over. Sluiten het boek wat nooit geopend had mogen worden. Te belachelijk voor woorden dat zij er mee begonnen zijn! De heren moesten met de kop door de muur nog even en ze zijn erachter!

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