We will always support the safe and legal use of laser devices by the general public.
These devices are very popular and low-powered laser pointers are widely used for purposes such as presentations, science teaching and astronomy education or even pet repealer.
Concerning higher-powered lasers, they are popular with hobbyists and experimenters (computers, electronics, cars or other technical devices).
We support each nation's laws regarding importation and use of lasers. And we aim at working with governments to increase safety, and to improve the reasonable and responsible use of lasers in the world.
Our website contains as much information as we can gather about laser classification, safety and security measures.
In conclusion, ultimately the person operating the laser always has the primary responsibility for all hazards associated with using this kind of product.
Difference between two classes may significantly vary. Look at this picture, there is a Class 3B Laser (on the left) and a Class 3R Laser (on the right):
That is why we support worldwide laser safety standards developed by LIA, IEC and ANSI or any other groups. They have divided lasers into four main classes (1, 2, 3 and 4) based on their hazard. It is very important to know about these hazards:
We have also try to go beyond legal requirements. For example, we were among the first major online store to talk about aviation safety to help prevent misuse. This warns against shining the laser at an aircraft and states that this is considered a felony in the U.S.
Lasers are very similar to other tools. For example, there is a huge variety of cutting devices and most of these are used safely, everyday, by the general public. Just because a few persons misuse lasers, does not mean that all laser pointers and general-use lasers should be banned. Lasers operators have to know about dangers of these devices, act safely, and assume the primary responsibility.