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- May 9, 2011
In the facebook post the mother says they were on vacation in Turkey when the incident occurred. And many gas station convenience stores and little mom-n-pop bodegas, at least here in Oregon, have little trays of DPSS green lasers next to the little display of novelty LED flashlights. I've been in a few that had red and violet pens for sale as well as 303s. Oh, they all have stickers that say they're under 5mW but we're talking about really cheap chinese made lasers here and that sticker doesn't mean much.Don't know what country they were in, but it couldn't be the USA. You cannot purchase one of these lasers in any store in the US. Why would any parent think that a laser is a toy? They aren't, even at <1 mW. I gave my daughter a HeNe laser when she was a teenager, but only after spending a great deal of time teaching her about the obvious safety issues with it.