Pos­si­ble ban on sales

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

The UK Govern­ment is con­sid­er­ing whether to in­tro­duce a new li­cens­ing scheme for laser pens, with a call for ev­i­dence con­clud­ing last week.

Last year for­mer busi­ness min­is­ter Anna Soubry an­nounced plans for a crack­down, say­ing the idea of sell­ing them to chil­dren “seems per­verse”.

A sur­vey of UK oph­thal­mol­o­gists re­ported more than 150 in­ci­dents of eye in­juries in­volv­ing laser point­ers since 2013.

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