If a company sells something, we assume it's safe?

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  1. Puppet Debris

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    My wife brought home a shirt with glitter on it. Isn't it common sense by now that glitter is dangerous for eyes? It really gets dangerous if you wash it with bedding! I wonder if all of our clothes are ruined now!
     
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  3. blazer

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    Well in the UK Amazon have just refunded all the money paid for 'hover' boards they sold because so many have been bursting into flames when charging or being ridden! Several people have had serious burns and several houses have been badly damaged. The letter they sent out said to just throw them away! However given the chemicals in the batteries this is easier said than done. And these have supposedly been tested and then marked that they meet European standards.
     
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    Run it through the wash like 5 times until all of the glitter that is going to stay on stays on :D

    They did that worldwide
     
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    I'm confused. Are you saying it's the company's fault for selling something with glitter that will harm your eyes? I think it is common sense to wash it separately.
     
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    Totally agree! I have clothing with sequins or beads or other embellishments that I'd never throw in the washer.
     
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    I've had things like that but I wash them inside out on a delicate setting. Haven't had a problem. I'm not really keen on too much glitterly clothing though in any case. I'll save that for my students.
     
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    I'm wearing glitter Christmas ornament earrings today, and the greatest danger I've faced is they keep getting stuck to my sparkly Christmas scarf. Sparkle at your own risk!
     
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    Hahaha that made me laugh out loud!!
     
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    Don't let anyone dull your glitter.
     
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    Over hear 'Glitter' is not a word we use a lot! (At least not in schools)!
    (Google Gary Glitter) and incidentally they still play 'The Hey song' at many US sports venues (We call the Hey song 'Rock and Roll part 2'.
     
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    Well now you just have to tell us what glitter is called over there! You are just leaving us hanging :p
     
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    Omgosh, I don't want to live in a world where people want to ban glitter as "dangerous." :p
     
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    Google it, bros. pedophilia, porn, rape, prison record. Not so shiny and bright. As glitter should be.
     
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    No, I was wondering what glitter, the stuff we know as shiny and bright - is known as over there - rather than Gary Glitter.
     
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    I believe it's called glitter
    http://ronaldbritton.co.uk/
     
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    We still call it glitter but if the word is said at school we usually qualify it as 'Christmas Glitter' or 'Nor GG'!
     
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    Interestingly enough, bros, modern glitter has roots in our state of NJ!
    From Wikipedia:
    The first production of modern plastic glitter is credited to the American machinist Henry Ruschmann, who found a way to cut sheets into glitter in 1934. During World War II with German glass glitter unavailable, Ruschmann found a market for scrap material ground into glitter made of plastics.He founded Meadowbrook Inventions, Inc. in Bernardsville, New Jersey, and the company is still a producer of industrial glitter.
     
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    I wore a sequined bridesmaid dress this week for a dear friend's wedding. I kept getting attached to the flower girl's tulle skirt!!

    There are sequins all over my home now!
     
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    I think in the case of highly embellished clothing and home goods, one should always check for quality of merchandise and proceed with gentle care of the item.
     
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    I believe that it is in "glitter's" DNA to go forth and proliferate. How else can you explain that the amount of glitter shared far exceeds the amount of glitter attached to the original article endowed with it? As a science teacher, I am inclined to shout "It is ALiVE!" Personally, it is banned in my classroom, but it is sneaky and devious, with a mind of its own, almost qualifying as a bio-hazard! Use at your own risk.
     
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    Use at your own risk!!! Good one!
    I use glitter in my classroom and I know full well it's annoying as heck. I take my chances but I try to shake out my clothing before I put it in the wash just in case.
    I've had glitter in my hair even after 2 shampoos. Crazy!
     

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