Nanny State Running Wild: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Targeting Grilling Safety

Do these people think we are completely helpless?

Via Pat Dollard:

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to review whether metal grill brushes are safe for consumer use, after reports that some metal bristles broke off the brush and were swallowed, sending two men to the hospital.

“Metal bristles are one topping no one wants on their burger this holiday season,” Schumer said Tuesday. “Grilling season should be a great time for the whole family, not a time to be worried about an emergency visit to the hospital.”

Schumer said men from New Jersey and Washington State were recently hospitalized after swallowing metal bristles that fell off their grill brushes. He said that reports indicate that similar incidents occurred nearly a dozen times over the last three years.

If Schumer and co. get their way, grilling tools will become more expensive.

  • Mike May 30, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Someone needs to tell Schumer to stick a fork in it IYKWIMAITYD 😉

    • steve May 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      Ha! Good one!

  • Martin May 31, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Next they will be banning steak knives at Ruth’s Chris …

    • steve June 1, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      Mmmmmmm…. Ruth’s Chris Steak House….

  • LibertyAtStake June 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I must now use matches on my gas grill. Trigger thingee broke. The process is now: open gas, throw match, think about eyebrow safety. Hope Barney Fife won’t roll up anytime soon.

    • steve June 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      Your ignition process sounds dangerous. Post a look out prior to ignition to be sure nanny Schumer is nowhere in the vicinity looking to ‘protect’ you.