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    Im LOVIN this!!!

    http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/Enforcement.../ucm234938.htm

    Seems as if the fit might start hittin the shan!

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    It's dated Nov 03, 2010 - they must have ignored it?

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    They have been served warning letters as far back as 2006! Shows US gov. has little control over imports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by logsquared View Post
    They have been served warning letters as far back as 2006! Shows US gov. has little control over imports.
    Then you don't know about them taking the Wicked pointers out of the boxes and sending the empty boxes on to the customers? Guess what! They have been going after the Wicked 445s at the ports of entry.

    I agree, little control. But they are trying with Mr Liu aka whatever his name really is.

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    I would be curious to know what percentage they actually catch? Don't think the gov has enough man power to check every DHL, FEDEX, or UPS envelope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by logsquared View Post
    Don't think the gov has enough man power to check every DHL, FEDEX, or UPS envelope.
    Don't need-to.. Once you X and with the CDRH enough-times (like Wanton has...) you get put on the 'Red List' for 'Special People', where they can detain your cookies under 'DWPE' (Detention Without Physical Examination)-provisions...

    http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cms_ia...alert_254.html

    In other words, they don't have-to inspect the packages... if *ANY* package arrives from "Energy Technology Development Ltd. / Wicked", etc, (or any of the other 'aliases' they prolly try and use ) and 'pops-up on the grid' during import scan, they can, indeed, 'DWPE' (...the 'ownice for doing' falls-on Customs and the shippers) which likely-means, you're SOL...

    Sadly, this 'dragnet' process isn't 100%-efficient, but, hey - it's a 'start'...

    Interesting, too, this little 'provision' of the law: (...clipped from the Nov '10 letter...)

    "Persons who violate section 538 of the Act are subject to civil penalties of up to $1,100 per violation and up to a maximum penalty of $355,000 without further notification by the FDA. In cases where a foreign manufacturer fails to respond, penalties may be imposed upon importers."

    , indeed...

    I'd say, you wanna own a Class IV pointer? Take an exam, with a 'live interview-portion' detailing the 'legitimate-use' you have planned for it (...and: "uhhmmm..." / "Starpointing!" doesn't count...) ...pass, and it's yours... Oh, AND you need your CDRH Variance to use it, in public, just-like any-other light-show device... Otherwise, much like we don't just 'pass-out' drivers licenses, etc w/o the person *demoing* at least some measure of responsability, knowledge of the law / safety whys and wherefores, etc, I'd say FAIL....that person doesn't deserve to be allowed to buy one / own one...

    But yes, I know - 'where's the $5 Billion going to come-from to do that?!'... yeah, well, whattaya gonna do... We gotta at least *try*...

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    Holy shit!

    That's the strongest-worded letter I've ever read from the CDRH... Maybe they finally grew a pair and are trying to do something for a change!

    Wonder what Wicked has been doing since November?

    Adam

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffo View Post
    Holy shit!

    That's the strongest-worded letter I've ever read from the CDRH... Maybe they finally grew a pair and are trying to do something for a change!

    Wonder what Wicked has been doing since November?

    Adam
    obviously not much, I know a few people that got some for xmas

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