Happy Friday! I would imagine that every day you read some sort of product instruction and/or warning. Many of these are informative and useful. The ones that follow are neither.
Craftsman Push Mower – Warning: Do not attempt to remove blade while lawnmower is running or plugged into an outlet.
Pine Mountain Fire Logs – Caution: Risk of fire
Unknown Korean Kitchen Knife – Keep out of children.
Nytol Sleeping Pills – May cause drowsiness.
Vidal Sassoon Hair Dryer – Do not use while sleeping.
Razor Scooter- This product moves when used.
Apple’s iPod Shuffle –Do not eat.
Liquid Plummer –Warning: Do not reuse the bottle to store beverages.
Windex – Do not spray in eyes.
Bowl Fresh – Safe to use around pets and children, although it is not recommended that either be permitted to drink from toilet.
Toilet Plunger – Caution: Do not use near power lines.
Dremel Electric Rotary Tool –This product not intended for use as a dental drill.
Arm & Hammer Scoopable Cat Litter – Safe to use around pets.
Hair Coloring – Do not use as an ice cream topping.
Komatsu Floodlight – This floodlight is capable of illuminating large areas, even in the dark
Fix-a-Flat – WARNING: Do not weld can to rim.
Air Conditioner – Caution: Avoid dropping air conditioners out of windows.
Rowenta Iron – Warning: Never iron clothes on the body.
Nabisco Easy Cheese – For best results, remove cap.
Hershey’s Almond Bar – Warning: May contain traces of nuts
Heinz Ketchup – Instructions: Put on food
Thought for the Week
There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day. ~Alexander Woollcott
Leonard my friend, isn’t it crazy how common sense has died? Our government must spend trillions on salaries for these people to make up rules about not doing this or that, that we should be smart enough to know not to do in the first place. I always use the seat belt as an example. The Law should be that all automobiles should be equipped with seat belts, whether we wear them or not should never be ruled. The Airplane rules are you will wear your seat belt when the sign is on. It’s their plane, they can demand that. This car doesn’t move until you fasten your seat belt, my car my rules. Wouldn’t life be a lot simpler if we had to be responsible for our own selves? If we scalded ourselves for being stupid, no one but us is at fault. Just think about this a moment, remember the first Pizza you ever ate? I think the roof of my mouth and my tongue was sore for a week. If everyone who had that experience sued Marion’s or Cassano’s, We might not have Pizzerias in the USA today.
Enough chit chat, thanks for making me think one more day. Hugs and Prayers, Bob
Years ago, one of my friends who was extremely intelligent and well read told me that the warning labels were the result of lawsuits that consumers filed and won after they had used a product in a manner that was obviously wrong.
For example, one fellow won a suit because his lawn mower did not have a label that warned him not to attempt to use the mower as a hedge trimmer. It seems that the chap had attempted to pick up the mower by putting his fingers under the sides of the platform and, as a result, lost many of them.
I don’t know how many warning labels are now the result of government intervention. I suspect that most of them are still the result of insurance companies and their attorneys.
By the way, the full story of McDonald’s and the woman who successfully sued after being scalded by superhot coffee is largely unknown. I’ll write about it later – I have to leave for work now. However, it’s a pretty dark story, one that changed my opinion of McDonald’s a long time ago.
Now, then, like I was sayin’… (thanks to Mike Royko for that line).
I decided to take the easy route. I typed this into Google: real story of mcdonald’s hot coffee lawsuit
Many, many results. These are the first two:
I’ll just say that it involves a 79-year-old woman whose legs and genitals were horribly burned.
The story becomes worse from there.