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Old 01-19-2009, 08:34 PM #1
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Default regulations in the uk

Does any one know if there are any regulations on the mW of lasers in the UK, England.
I'm Planing on buying one, I do not know if I can at the moment..

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Default Re:  regulations in the uk

well im not sure, however. paypal voids anything over 1mw. i managed to find a 30mw from a uk seller an the next day after i made the payment i got an email stating that the item has been removed an your payment was void, which is why you dont realy see handheld pointers above 1mw on ebay in uk. i still recieved the item tho. hope this helps
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<5mW is safe in almost every major country. Paypal allows <5 mW lasers to be sold. I recommend Skylasers, Novalasers, CNI, or Dragon Lasers (slightly more expensive).
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Default Re: *regulations in the uk

Apparently Amazon and eBay are no longer trading devices over 5mW. Here's an article:- http*://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7651466.stm (remove the *)

As for PayPal, I got the 10mW pen listed in my sig a few weeks ago using PayPal from one of those websites that ship them from China. You shouldn't have any trouble.

EDIT: Hang on, what's this?: http*://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/suffolk/7710530.stm

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The seized pointers are illegal in the UK as their power rating of 5 milliWatt (mW) is more than the 1mW allowed.
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