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Elon Musk Takes on Customs Over ‘Flamethrower’

The Verge reported that Elon Musk was taking on customs agencies to ship his “Boring Company” Flamethrower that sold out 20,000 units in a few days by renaming it “Not a Flamethrower.”

In nearly every respect, The Boring Company flamethrower has been one of Elon Musk’s most talked-about creations just this year. After many comments of disbelief that the device actually existed, the flamethrower may be attracting more unwanted attention because people can’t believe the Tesla and SpaceX CEO would actually go through the necessary steps to sell and then ship it to customers.

Musk tweeted Friday he may be facing some headwinds in shipping a product called a “flamethrower,” which appears to raise some red flags with customs agencies who oversee the importing and exporting of goods. As a result, a rebranding just might be in order, Musk says:

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