Briefly: Deadly Toys, Netflix Hurdles, Classification Changes
Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 10 incredibly dangerous banned toys, the two major hurdles facing Netflix in the local market, Australian Classification Act gets a major amendment.
Throughout history, toy makers have designed some extremely dangerous products in the rush to create the next Etch A Sketch or Slinky. Here are 10 ridiculously brutal toys that were banned for various safety violations. (It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.) The estimated 200,000 Australians who “illegally” access Netflix via fake US accounts will probably be better off continuing the arrangement even if the streaming service officially opens its doors to Australians. Gizmodo investigates.A major amendment was just made to the Australian Classification Act. Kotaku has the report.Looking for a last-minute Father’s Day gift? Anaconda is selling Char-Broil Grill Smoker BBQ for $55. This is a three-in-one smoker, barbeque and grill with a 288 square-inch cooking chamber and 138 square-inch firebox with porcelain wire cooking grates. [Via OzBargain]