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Default DX 200mw ordered after FDA Warning?

I ordered mine after the warning was placed and it says that it has left hongkong on the 14th.

I've heard people talking about if it will arrive or not due to the fda warning and I'm wondering if anybody has ordered one after it went up and if they've received it.

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I ordered mine after the warning was placed and it says that it has left hongkong on the 14th.

I've heard people talking about if it will arrive or not due to the fda warning and I'm wondering if anybody has ordered one after it went up and if they've received it.

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It's too early to be sure. Let us know whether you receive it or not. Some people think the FDA warning is a meaningless scare tactic and others think the FDA might tell customs to inspect dx packages more carefully. At this point we simply don't know.
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It'll be fine. *

By the way, if anyone is worried about customs looking specifically for 'DX' packages, just order the drop shipment option with your order. It removes any DX logo's.
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Got it today, what do ya know.. lol.. I guess its safe to order with the warning up there, but yea, do add the drop shipment option.

It arrived in 5 days for me. Woot! Awesome burner btw.
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Got it today, what do ya know.. lol.. I guess its safe to order with the warning up there, but yea, do add the drop shipment option.

It arrived in 5 days for me. Woot! Awesome burner btw.
lucky. I'm waiting for a package that left hong kong on the 9th and still isn't here!!
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its gay how us wana ban them now i guess, after australia.
but i guess ther will always be modules and 5watt ir diodes.
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its gay how us wana ban them now i guess, after australia.
but i guess ther will always be modules and 5watt ir diodes.
they've been illegal to import into the US for a long long time now
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[quote author=caleb link=1216353249/0#5 date=1216511360]its gay how us wana ban them now i guess, after australia.
but i guess ther will always be modules and 5watt ir diodes.
they've been illegal to import into the US for a long long time now *[/quote]

I did not know that. Thought it was just illegal to use them in public w/ out a variance, and perfectly legal to own/use indoors. Of course, would be illegal to shine into the sky even from your own private property (without variance). Oh, and its a scare tactic – I guarantee that 110%. Some otherwise powerless Wash. bureaucrat prob managed to bluff/scare some high level unsophisticated DX employee into placing the warnings up. Typical pencil pusher public servant. They get their jollies by making the occasional person krap their pants by throwing around fancy, scary government lingo, and quoting hypotheticals “it is illegal”….”could be prosecuted and go to jail according to CFR.21.456.34.23 Slash2.3343X”
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I did not know that. Thought it was just illegal to use them in public w/ out a variance, and perfectly legal to own/use indoors.
Lasers over 5mW imported into the US MUST be equipped with the FDA approved safety features (lock out, shutter, delay, etc.) Most of the lasers imported (including the Dilda) do NOT have these features so they are and have been illegal to import. If they are caught at the border, they are confiscated.

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canada rules(no laws about importing lasers according to wiki and Justin).
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I did not know that. *Thought it was just illegal to use them in public w/ out a variance, and perfectly legal to own/use indoors. *
Lasers over 5mW imported into the US MUST be equipped with the FDA approved safety features (lock out, shutter, delay, etc.) *Most of the lasers imported (including the Dilda) do NOT have these features so they are and have been illegal to import. *If they are caught at the border, they are confiscated.

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Tnx. for the info. Thinking a few steps ahead, I would think they wouldn't want to push it too much, as all a manufacturer would need to do (to make an otherwise high power laser the FDA does NOT really want Joe Public owning), is make a few safety modifications, and its legal to sell. Its not like a controlled substance, so you can own it (even if you have no license). I think this is where my confusion came in, regarding the difference in laws as far as usage, versus mandatory feature/power. If they confiscate it, do you ever get what they affectionately call (from FDA), a &quot;Love Letter&quot;? People who order *small amts.* of branded drugs (which also happen to be certain controlled substances&lt;in US) , and have their package seized, will often get such a letter. It warns you not to trust drugs from any other country (I'm sure if it doesn't have the FDA's blessing, it must be poisonous!, right? Oh, and it might also be affordable, but who cares about that.) I figured you'd maybe get a letter informing you, and if you want to contest it and try to claim your laser, you can. If you don't care, you just ignore it (probably the safe/smart thing to do.) Weird. So no US citizen/govt. entity (even if they have the proper license), can, technically, legally order such a device (over 5mW and devoid of the proper features)? I can imagine a number of unique and ridiculous situations, where the US’s own laws would be stifling and limiting, to say the least. Even if some government agency wanted to buy one just to use as an example (for customs, or whoever), it would be illegal to do so I suppose. I’m really wasting my thought on a meaningless topic!
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I just orderd mine. I hope i dont have any probs with it. I live in cali and i dont want it to take more then 3 weeks for shipping. All the stuff i bought is backorderd for 8 day. Both of the lasers, batteries and chargers are backordered. I guess those asians cant make everything so fast afterall. (no offense to asians)
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Ordered mine the 18th *when they were in stock and i still wait ETA 8/9 *its been ETA Twice since i ordered. Laser &amp; RCR2 Included.

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