Banning electric shock devices on people with disabilities

It has long been legal to use electric shock devices to “control the behavior” of people with disabilities.

The disability community has been fighting this as a matter of human rights for years. Finally, on 6 March 2020, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned these devices:

FDA has determined that these devices present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury that cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling.

Alas, not because of simple human rights.

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