Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
Written by Doug Powers
Well, it looks like that whole “separation of church & state” thing the libs like to talk about can be suspended when it comes to federal regulations:
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a regulation for Christmas lights on Monday, deeming some holiday decorations a “substantial product hazard.”
“The Consumer Product Safety Commission … is issuing a final rule to specify that seasonal and decorative lighting products that do not contain any one of three readily observable characteristics (minimum wire size, sufficient strain relief, or overcurrent protection), as addressed in a voluntary standard, are deemed a substantial product hazard under the Consumer Product Safety Act (“CPSA”),” the final rule said.
The ruling applies to a variety of Christmas decorations, including “stars, wreathes, candles without shades, light sculptures, blow-molded (plastic) figures, and animated figures.”
However, “solar-powered products” are exempt.
The CPSC said the regulation is necessary because Christmas lights can be dangerous.
A federal regulator will be happy to inspect your Christmas lights after he or she finishes issuing you a ticket for grill emission violations.
To sum up the current state of affairs: Iran can be trusted with nukes; Americans can’t be trusted with unregulated Christmas lights.
**Written by Doug Powers
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