Re: Russian Military Laser rangefinder
Like I said in my earlier post, for fun I was going to take a look at “Title 21, CFR 1040.10 & 1040.11” and judge for myself. I started to chuckle to myself upon reading just the title of part 1040 “Performance Standards For Light-Emitting Products. And after reading the applicability statement of this particular part, I was laugh my rear-end off.. “Title 21, CFR 1040.10 (a) Applicability. The provisions of this section and Sc. 1040.11, as amended are applicable as specified to all laser products manufactured or assembled after August 1, 1976,”. I am not going to quote the whole reg, but as it applies to useage by a private citizen used for personal/recreational purposes, IT DOES NOT APPLY HERE…… This applies to the MANUFACTUREING of or ASSEMBLING of such a product.
Okay, I was not going to state that as clear as I did as I did not want to get into any technical discussion regarding lasers. True, they are something I know little about, except I do know not to ever point a laser towards anyone and I do know how to push the little buttons. My original intent was to convey to Daryl and others that hey, don’t worry about Title 21, CFR 1040.40 as it pertains to putting on the laser a warning label that tells us simple folks, not to look at the beam and to avoid direct exposure to the beam, dependant on what class your unit is..
But , when the assumption that stated so eloquently, that we simple folks shouldn’t make ludicrous comparisons on something we know little about other than how to push the little button, I was offended. I am with Catshooter, as you don’t know your audience. As far as the only ludicrous comparison I have seen posted on this subject, is the one applying the above stated regs to the use by a private citizen for recreational use or exchange of said units between private citizens... The only statement I have read that makes sense is the last one, about calling the FDA Laser compliance division in Maryland at 1-800-638-2041 if you have questions.
In closing, I'd like to add that I only looked at the said regulations. I am not implying that none exsist regarding "use & possesion by a private citizen". I simply am not going to look any further. Daryl discussed the matter with his legal advisor and was advised he is good to go. Daryl's word is good enough for me.
Nuff Said, the fun is gone from this discussion. Nodak out..
[ 09-17-2002: Message edited by: Nodak7mm ]