Dispatch: CPSC and Hockey Sticks

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of several models of hockey sticks that have paint containing lead levels in excess of the federal standard.

“We all know how dangerous hockey sticks can be in the rink when they are used to spear or trip opponents,” says Dr. Ross. “Apparently, they are also dangerous if a player decides to chew or suck on them. At least, that’s what the CPSC is worried about. Here is yet another example of your government at work protecting you from health hazards, both real and imaginary.”