The history seems to fluctuate between these 2 inventors but no one cites any source. Please cite a source if you insist on putting this info in the article. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 05:14, 25 February 2008 (UTC) C Poole
The original "Slap Wrap" bracelet was invented by [Stu Anders & Phil Bart] at Main Street Industries ]Ft Lauderdale, Florida.
HAVE Caused Deaths
Slap bracelets have caused many deaths. This isn't an urban legend. Fixed article. Manufracture 18:32, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
BS. I deleted all the references to injuries; cite evidence if you want to put them back in.220.127.116.11 06:56, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure schools banned them because they were a distraction, and not because they caused injuries. can we either cite this or remove it?
The elementary school I attended wasn't one of the schools that banned slap bracelets. As a matter of fact they actually sold them for 50 cents a piece. Although there were no injuries ant that school, that I know of. There was a problem with the fabric worn and stitches popping allowing kids to remove the fabric and wear the exposed metal bands which can be a risk of injury. Slap bracelets came in different widths and lengths as I remember. Also there was at least one innovation to slap bracelets called slap watches that was simply a slap bracelet with a watch attached.Sarujo 01:03, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
- This is all a fairly old discussion (in Wiki terms at least), but citations of injuries have been included in the article (New York Times among others). I feel it's worth noting that there have been no recorded cases of injuries in situations where the bracelet was being used properly, but that it was possible to sharpen the metal spring (or have it wear down over time) such that there was a sharp enough edge to slash or stab with it. Also, interestingly enough, the plastic replacement springs were also linked to such use of the bracelets as improvised weaponry. -Fuzzy (talk) 16:53, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
They were huge in the early 90s when I was in elementary school.18.104.22.168 (talk) 05:30, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
I had to look this up, in the article it says "available in a wide variety of patterns and colors, for slags" I had to look this up, and it seems to be a slang word for promiscuous girls. I don't really understand the usage of this term in the article, and I'm probably not the only one.. so I decided to delete it.. (I probably should have just edited it out, but I already filled this out, so if there;s any objections, I guess people can respond here..