Stupid: Williams-Sonoma Stops Selling Pressure Cookers in Massachusetts After Boston Bombing

The bomb used at the Boston Marathon was a “pressure cooker bomb,” a form of improvised explosive device used routinely in the middle east according to reports. So now, Williams-Sonoma isn’t going to ship any more of their pressure cookers to Massachussets.

Because only terrorists use pressure cookers?

Following the Boston Marathon bombing last Monday in which pressure cookers were used for the explosion, the cookware giant has decided to temporarily stop selling the items in their Massachusetts stores.

“It’s a temporary thing out of respect,” said Kent, who is the Store Manager of the Williams-Sonoma at the Natick Mall. He referred Patch to corporate for further questions. Williams-Sonomaalso has a local branch at Legacy Place in Dedham.

Pressure cookers will still be available on the Williams-Sonoma website.

I was half expecting some dim bulb in Congress to propose some new regulation for pressure cookers, because that’s just the sort of knee-jerk response we’ve come to expect. I guess that wasn’t necessary.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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