Nightly News | February 24, 2011
>>> the easy bake oven is in the news. if you knew someone lucky enough to have one of these, they were great. they produced highly questionable cakes and brownies, but it was just so much fun. imagine an ordinary 100-watt bulb powering an oven that children were encouraged to use. well, that fun is over, thanks to the light bulb police. as we reported here last week -- or this week actually it was, the government, congress, is banning sale of traditional light bulbs in this country in the coming years, so the easy bake is losing what made it cool, the heat thrown off by that old-school bulb. while hasbro will still make them, they have been redesigned.