In Italy we typically have very strong laws that a lot of times are not respected. It's the double face of Italy. Laser Pointers of Class 3 (CEI EN 60825) are forbidden to import/sell since 1998, until now probably nobody took much care about it. But anything that gets a media attention will be...
Can you explain this better?
You are saying that the "filter" does not absorb IR radiation but it reflect it?
With AR you mean this?: Anti-reflective coating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia