If you buy a can of Drano in Illinois, you must register your name and address. The U.S. government plans to put you in its data base. Reason? You might try to attack someone with Drano.
A new law intended to track those who purchase products that contain substances regulated by the Federal Caustic Poison Act goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2012.
Here are the new rules.
Every retailer throughout the state that sells products containing substances regulated by the Federal Caustic Poison Act and product labels that read ‘causes severe burns’ must maintain a registry of customers.
How insane does it get? This insane. Customers must present a government-issued photo ID when purchasing these types of products.
The registry must include the customer’s name and address the date and time of the transaction, the brand and product name and the net weight of the product. Batteries are excluded from the registry.
What other products?
Drain and sewer line cleaners, ammonia and some toilet bowl cleaners are included in the partial list of products that contain caustic and corrosive substances in accordance with the Federal Caustic Poison Act.
There is no end to this nonsense.