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Saturday, January 08, 2005

Illegal toys at The Union

David Griner filling for the Editor, writes the Union Publisher is using That timeless leadership tool: the lawn dart, January 8, 2005
Sometimes, people ask what it takes to be the editor of a newspaper. Oh, it's a complex formula of experience, talent and good fortune, analyzed through a tireless selection process.

In our case, the publisher blindly lobbed a lawn dart across the newsroom, and I was the one lucky enough to find it embedded in my shoulder. Picking a president should be this easy.

David better watch out that dart could end up in his brain, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
After a recent serious injury caused by a lawn dart, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reissued its warning that lawn darts are banned and should be destroyed. Effective on December 19, 1988, CPSC banned the sale of all lawn darts in the United States. Pointed lawn darts, intended for use in an outdoor game, have been responsible for the deaths of three children. The most recent injury occurred last week in Elkhart, Ind., when a 7-year-old boy suffered a brain injury after a lawn dart pierced his skull.
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