Town seeks Silly String ban

January 8, 2008 8:31:17 AM PST
The Huntington Town Council is getting serious about Silly String.

The issue: a claim that the plastic goo mars the finish on fire trucks during parades.

Town spokeswoman Fran Evans said a public hearing Tuesday night would focus on a proposal to ban Silly String "or similar gaseous, liquid or semi-liquid product or substances" during "parades, processions, fairs and expositions."

An official for Silly String manufacturer Just for Kicks did not immediately return a call for comment.

The stuff also has been used by American and British forces to detect trip wires for booby traps in Iraq and Afghanistan.