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Schumer calls for federal review of grill brush safety, possible recall
The Hill ^ | 5/29/12 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 05/30/2012 11:34:03 AM PDT by ColdOne

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to review whether metal grill brushes are safe for consumer use, after reports that some metal bristles broke off the brush and were swallowed, sending two men to the hospital.

"Metal bristles are one topping no one wants on their burger this holiday season," Schumer said Tuesday. "Grilling season should be a great time for the whole family, not a time to be worried about an emergency visit to the hospital."

Schumer said men from New Jersey and Washington State were recently hospitalized after swallowing metal bristles that fell off their grill brushes. He said that reports indicate that similar incidents occurred nearly a dozen times over the last three years.

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1 posted on 05/30/2012 11:34:08 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Surely this is not talking about new technology. People have wire brushed their grills for decades. I’m also surprised that metal bristle fragments are staying on the grill wires rather than falling down to the burners or charcoal. Maybe the problem is cheap, ill-tempered Chinese wire brushes. Hosing the grate after brushing (outside of the grill of course) should take care of any metal bristle remnants.


2 posted on 05/30/2012 11:37:29 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe the brushes were old. Everyone should take their brushes with them to Central Planning when they renew their Cooking License.


3 posted on 05/30/2012 11:37:59 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe the brushes were old. Everyone should take their brushes with them to Central Planning when they renew their Cooking License.


4 posted on 05/30/2012 11:38:11 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ColdOne; John Semmens

Here ya go. It may not be possible to top this, but if anyone can, it’s you.


5 posted on 05/30/2012 11:39:03 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: ColdOne

Since his head somewhat resembles a grill brush, he needs to get his head examined...


6 posted on 05/30/2012 11:39:10 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: ColdOne
Oh, good grief, Chuck... Don't you have anything better to do?

Maybe people should take a look at where they put their meat.

7 posted on 05/30/2012 11:39:10 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: ColdOne

“You’re doing it wrong.”


8 posted on 05/30/2012 11:40:37 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Maybe people should take a look at where they put their meat.

Now, that there's true of a lotta politicians.

9 posted on 05/30/2012 11:41:10 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: ColdOne

I’d like to see helmets required to grill as well.(for the children...)


10 posted on 05/30/2012 11:42:01 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: ColdOne

“Schumer calls for federal review of grill brush safety, possible recall”

How about we recall Schumer! What a busybody.


11 posted on 05/30/2012 11:43:05 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: ColdOne

Not something the government should handle. But all you freepers do need to be careful with those wire brushes. Two summers ago a local 9 year old girl got one caught in her throat. It turned out to be a MAJOR ordeal. The child almost died and now has lasting health issues. It happens more often than you know. Be careful - it’s no joke.


12 posted on 05/30/2012 11:43:53 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Izzy Dunne
Maybe people should take a look at where they put their meat.


13 posted on 05/30/2012 11:45:59 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ColdOne

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is outmoded and obsolete. They were great when they could go to factories and make sure everything was cool, but now the factories are in China, and the workers don’t speak English anyway, so the CPSC can’t tell them anything. We are now officially On Our Own, and we should defund the CPSC as soon as possible and save the money to spend elsewhere.


14 posted on 05/30/2012 11:46:52 AM PDT by webheart (King of the Run-On Sentence)
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To: ColdOne
after reports that some metal bristles broke off the brush and were swallowed, sending two men to the hospital.

You're not supposed to use the BRUSH on the BURGERS.

Here we have another case of the HIGHLY FUNCTIONING RETARDS.

You know.... the people who need a WARNING LABEL on a bottle of Drain Cleaner saying, "Do not ingest. Not for human consumption".

15 posted on 05/30/2012 11:51:50 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: ColdOne

“”Metal bristles are one topping no one wants on their burger this holiday season,” Schumer said Tuesday”

Other than complete idiots, who talks like that?


16 posted on 05/30/2012 11:51:57 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: ColdOne

Obergruppenfuhrer Schumer is on the case! We can all sleep well tonight! What a moron! Get a life (and a real job) Chucky!


17 posted on 05/30/2012 11:54:43 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: ColdOne
Glad to see Chuckie zeroing in on the REALLY big and important issues.

Somebody hand him a fiddle so he can play while the country burns.

vaudine

18 posted on 05/30/2012 11:57:25 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Good point on the Chinese aspect. I’ve been using the same kind of wire brush on the grill that I use for rusty car parts &c for thirty years with no hospital visits.


19 posted on 05/30/2012 11:58:50 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: ColdOne
Oh for the love of mike!

You use the brush on the grill not the burgers!

20 posted on 05/30/2012 12:00:14 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Migrating elephant herds react badly to flaming motor homes and dry ice doesn't repel killer bees)
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To: ColdOne

Lets see, lets take a cheap product made in China. Its plastic with metal bristles inserted.

Hold it over a hot fire and apply force to it which loosen the bristles.

Then don’t check to make sure your grill is clean and safe for use.

yep we need more federal oversight.


21 posted on 05/30/2012 12:01:16 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ColdOne

FMCDH


22 posted on 05/30/2012 12:04:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

He and Gloria Allred must have the same speechwriter.


23 posted on 05/30/2012 12:05:31 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: ColdOne

Chucky is just bristling with good ideas.


24 posted on 05/30/2012 12:06:22 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL


25 posted on 05/30/2012 12:07:05 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
You use the brush on the grill not the burgers!

Who died and made you king of the grill brushes?

(That's Charlie Schmuck's job.)

26 posted on 05/30/2012 12:09:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: ColdOne

This looks like some kind of rainbow legislation. Who in their right mind wants to swallow brass bristles? Aside from licking and swallowing ........


27 posted on 05/30/2012 12:12:03 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Izzy Dunne
Oh, good grief, Chuck... Don't you have anything better to do?

He literally doesn't. Relentless expansion of the State is his whole reason for existence.

28 posted on 05/30/2012 12:13:23 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Why not have federal brush inspectors tag the brushes? BBQ Enforcement officers could then randomnly inspect brushes to see if they have a current inspection tag. Each grill can be equipped with x-ray equipment in which hamburgers must be viewed prior to being placed on a platter. There are many alternatives to Schumer’s plan to simply ban the brushes. When will common sense prevail? Will it be when the Chinese have all the BBQ brushes and we have none?


29 posted on 05/30/2012 12:14:42 PM PDT by Brownie63
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To: ColdOne

Ah, Chuckie - always keeping his eye on the important things.


30 posted on 05/30/2012 12:17:02 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Look, peeps, this is all very simply solved. The brush should contain a warning:

DO NOT EAT THIS BRUSH

31 posted on 05/30/2012 12:17:02 PM PDT by chiller (Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: BO Stinkss

I agree - and it’s not something I had ever thought about or worried about. But yeah - obviously it doesn’t need another federal committee to deal with it.

One good lawyer could probably solve the problem.


32 posted on 05/30/2012 12:22:03 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: ColdOne

HEY CHUCK - MAYBE THE SENATE SHOULD PASS A BUDGET BEFORE WORRYING ABOUT THIS CRAP!


33 posted on 05/30/2012 12:24:32 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I need to stock up on the soon to be banned cheap grill brushes.
34 posted on 05/30/2012 12:27:15 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: vaudine

That reminds me-We’re opening our pool next weekend and the
senator is stopping to say a few words about pool safety!


35 posted on 05/30/2012 12:41:36 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: ColdOne
starts with a congressman's concern about the safety of a BBQ grill brush and if history holds true to the US government, especially this current one, it will likely evolve to nation wide elimination of family style BBQs altogether.
36 posted on 05/30/2012 12:55:09 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: ColdOne

$17 trillion in debt, 95% of it while Shmucky was in the Senate after chasing amblances in NYC...

...and the anti-American Libtard, gun-grabber, voter ID law killer, exempt-from-ObamacCare-advocate-of-ObamaCare Commie is worried about grill brushes.

Wow. What a jackass.


37 posted on 05/30/2012 1:00:19 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers.....)
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To: ColdOne

I have a bristle and I CCW it whenever I leave the house.


38 posted on 05/30/2012 1:37:29 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: ColdOne
>""Metal bristles are one topping no one wants on their burger this holiday season," Schumer said Tuesday."

As long as the nation gets cake, no one cares.

39 posted on 05/30/2012 1:46:51 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: ColdOne

From my coaled dead hands!


40 posted on 05/30/2012 1:54:19 PM PDT by MistrX
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To: Erasmus; John Semmens
Here ya go. It may not be possible to top this, but if anyone can, it’s you.

I actually went back to the source to make sure John didn't write this one too.

41 posted on 05/30/2012 1:58:39 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I’d like to see helmets required to grill as well.”

I strongly disagree with your recommendation. They really don’t need helmets, a full body fire retardant suit will work much better.


42 posted on 05/30/2012 2:03:03 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: John Semmens

Source material (( ping )).


43 posted on 05/30/2012 2:07:09 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ColdOne

Half our households are on food stamps and Iran’s close to developing a nuke.Yet this is all Chuck U can talk about?


44 posted on 05/30/2012 2:27:20 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: massgopguy
Everyone should take their brushes with them to Central Planning when they renew their Cooking License.

Good one!

45 posted on 05/30/2012 2:56:19 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

It’s what ya get when having political power vastly outweighs doing the right thing.

If a Republican ever proposed something this screwball, Democrats would laugh their hind ends off at him.


46 posted on 05/30/2012 3:34:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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