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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Urban legend or a real problem?

I've heard stories about perverts replacing kid's videos with porn, but I don't know if it's ever really happened. Google has no records.

Apparently Fisher-Price is concerned enough about it to place a safety seal sticker. This video was buried in about 5 layers of packaging. It was a throw-in with a toy, in a sealed box, the video itself was shrink-wrapped, and in it's own box. It took me scissors, a knife, and getting through a dozen twist-ties to get to it.

This is the parenting equivalent of TSA confiscating key-chain nail files at the airport. The likelihood of some old lady taking over the plane with a crochet hook it zero, but the people in charge need to look busy, like they are doing something about keeping us safe from terrorists*. I think there are people who feel safer on planes if they get hassled at the airport, "well... they seem very through, they made me take off my shoes".

I guess I can rest assured that Fisher-Price is looking out for the welfare of my child. "Wow... They really are concerned for my baby". Either that, or it's CYA.

*I actually do believe that the government is doing a good job of keeping us safe, but it's not from increased airport screenings.


Blogger Nate said...

Yeah, that's weird, but maybe you're just Googling the wrong terms. Though, it's probably more about protecting themselves from lawsuits than protecting our children.

1:34 PM  

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