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Has anyone ever known of someone that was actually HURT with these? I loved them as a kid and I think they were great.
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Has anyone ever known of someone that was actually HURT with these? I loved them as a kid and I think they were great.
I haven't - just another example of something bad happening and the rest of us getting punished for it
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Has anyone ever known of someone that was actually HURT with these? I loved them as a kid and I think they were great.
Yes, SIL knew someone who was killed.
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Has anyone ever known of someone that was actually HURT with these? I loved them as a kid and I think they were great.
No, but I remember playing regular darts as a kid, and one of us ended up with a dart sticking out the side of their head. No danger of death, but close to "you could put an eye out!"

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I think the law is bad on this one, they are not dangerous in their design, just in their use......so why are we legislating protection for stupid?
How many of us played with them and didn't get hurt?
If only 3 kids died and 6100 people were injured from them are they really actually all that unsafe compared to many other things that a child has access to?
How many warning labels do we need on a ladder?
What about stupid use of a hair dryer in the shower?
Why are we protecting the stupid, aren't we just speeding up our decent into Idiocracy?!
It's a done deal. Forget it and walk on. If they used logic lawn darts would be legal and cars and bathtubs would be illegal.
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No, but I remember playing regular darts as a kid, and one of us ended up with a dart sticking out the side of their head. No danger of death, but close to "you could put an eye out!"



It's a done deal. Forget it and walk on. If they used logic lawn darts would be legal and cars and bathtubs would be illegal.

Thats what I would have thought back in the day.....as long as an eye isn't poked out, it will be fine.


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It makes you wonder how children ever survived the pioneer days of early America.
When they were busy helping with farm work while watching out for Indian attacks, they did not have time to play lawn darts.
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When they were busy helping with farm work while watching out for Indian attacks, they did not have time to play lawn darts.
Not so. It wasn't lawn darts, but there was always Mumbley Peg.

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Has anyone ever known of someone that was actually HURT with these? I loved them as a kid and I think they were great.
Yeah, I can't remember who the thrower was, but I have a vivid memory of blood streaming down a friend's back when I was about 8 years old.
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I just received an email from AMAZON selling these supposed banned garden darts. They are called Giant Garden Darts and they will ship from UK to a USA address.

Garden Games Giant Garden Darts - 3 Games in 1
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I just received an email from AMAZON selling these supposed banned garden darts. They are called Giant Garden Darts and they will ship from UK to a USA address.

Garden Games Giant Garden Darts - 3 Games in 1
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Ships from and sold by Ledbury Games Ltd UK.

Hmm, unlimited access to lawn darts and legalized sports betting in themselves make UK and attractive retirement location!


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Speaking of Jarts and banned 'fun' from the past, thought you might enjoy this web page: 8 Reasons Children of the 1970s Should All Be Dead - Flashbak
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Speaking of Jarts and banned 'fun' from the past, thought you might enjoy this web page: 8 Reasons Children of the 1970s Should All Be Dead - Flashbak
I agree with some of it but not most. I had a farm job where they just told us to get into the back of a pickup (along with our sharpened hoes) and a college kid drove 70 miles an hour from field t field. Not a pleasant memory. Most of this behavior in the article deserved to be outlawed.
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I just received an email from AMAZON selling these supposed banned garden darts. They are called Giant Garden Darts and they will ship from UK to a USA address.

Garden Games Giant Garden Darts - 3 Games in 1
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Price:$27.87
Ships from and sold by Ledbury Games Ltd UK.
Using the "roll over to zoom in" feature at amazon, these have much blunter tips than what I recall seeing as a youngster. That would alleviate a good deal of the risks--unless one were to sharpen them up!
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Jarts were minor league in our neighborhood (though we did play Jarts alot). We played with something like this:

Amazon.com : Long Handled Dandelion Weeder

as a spear and chucked it at trees. One time a friend has behind the tree and stepped out from behind it just as I missed the tree and the "spear" went right into his leg. He's OK, but did get to visit the hospital. Excitement.

They haven't banned weeders yet, nor apparently these either:

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Yes, we were 100% free range children. Just had to be home at dusk at night.
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You know there has to be some adventure and risk in growing up. Otherwise kids now a days will be so unprepared for the risks of daily life that they will need a "safe place"
Wait, I think I just proved my point....
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Being born in the 1980's, I wasn't sure what a jart was. My best guess was "farts in a jar". Hey, you folks did all kinds of weird stuff in the 1970's.
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Send me a photo of the Jart box. I'll put it on eBay with a reserve of $10,000 and see how high the bids go, LOL! If the authorities come after me, I'll say I don't even have a set, and it's just an eBay infraction. It's way too easy to be a criminal in this day and age.
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Speaking of Jarts and banned 'fun' from the past, thought you might enjoy this web page: 8 Reasons Children of the 1970s Should All Be Dead - Flashbak

That was funny and experienced it all but the second hand smoke. What didn't kill you, made you tougher is how we were brought up. Machismo is not totally dead though. Saw a funny split picture the other day on internet, titled "Who would you rather have leading your country". Had a bare chested Mr. Putin in the wildness with Mr. Obama on a bicycle with a safety helmut on his head. And no that was not a political comment!


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