Zero and Up
Leave it up to the government to tell us things we already know. (You’ve probably heard me say that before.) “Warning: Hot Coffee!” (Duh!) How about road signs which read, “Caution: Slippery When Wet.” (Duh!) They’re called ‘Nanny Laws’ and they plague our country. If a free spirit wants to ride their motorcycle down open highways without a helmet, they should be able to do so. If people want to cross streets between intersections at their own risk, they should be able to.
is the land of the free, right? America
Sometimes, the regulatory noose reaches American business as well. They can be forced to make toys safer and efforts have to be made to determine when kids should be able play with them. I laughed a little when I saw this on the back of a children’s book.
Zero and up, huh? Isn’t this a little excessive? It’s safe for everyone, so why even mention it?
Either way, I think parents should know when a book is or isn’t safe for a child. I haven’t checked recently (actually, I’ve never checked), but I don’t think the Children’s Book Fatality Rate is alarmingly high. Couldn’t all the time, money, and energy used to produce this label be dedicated to a children’s cancer hospital or something?
One other thing. What do you get when you add zero to a baby? A baby? It’s even a terrible excuse for a math equation…