Preach on Brother! Somebody give me an AMENAnother product being regulated out of existence. This is a difficult topic because no matter how much logic you try to apply or how much you look at the numbers relative to other threats to children, the response is grossly out of proportion and trying to deal with it in a sensible way gets you demonized. So you have these poor small business owners tasked with protecting the children of the world from ingesting a traction magnet all the while these same children are subjected to the careless and ignorant people who brought them into the world and are morally, socially, financially, and legally responsible for their well being and safety. Seeing soccer mom cruising down the highway at 85, puffing on a cancer stick in a closed up minivan with a cracked windshield, all while arguing on the cell phone and downing a double stuffed burrito, with rug rats running loose in the back, now that's where the real threat to children exists - stupid parents. It's not like the hobby companies are the ones selling kits for parents to setup meth labs in their kitchens or pot farms in their basements. Those parents seem to be quite capable of managing those endeavors on their own. Just make sure that when the SWAT team kicks in the doors to arrest the green teeth parents they don't find any unrestrained traction magnets laying on the floor under the pile of pit bull poo.
The solution as strange as it sounds may be to make these products that are really adult focused in a way that they cannot be sold to children or considered children s toys. After all, you can still buy Xacto blades, drill bits, and staple gun staples. Maybe it's time to put Joe Camel and Jack Daniels back on the hoods of our slot cars so they cannot be sold to children.