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Silly lawsuits and consumer warnings

Discussion in 'Alley of Dangerous Angles' started by chevalier, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. chevalier

    chevalier Knight of Everfull Chalice ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    Here:

    ( http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20050106/ap_on_fe_st/wacky_warnings )

    Hehe. Well, but it really is time to put an end to silly lawsuits. Some people give the impression they shouldn't be allowed out of their house for their own good and need rubber walls even in the house.

    [ January 07, 2005, 04:42: Message edited by: chevalier ]
     
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    My favourite was the chainsaw which had a warning which ran along the lines of, 'Do not attempt to stop with hands'.
     
  3. Splunge

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    These are great. :lol:

    It's just unfortunate that manufacturers have to go to such lengths.
     
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    In my new job, I clean floors. In the washroom at the Gap where I was working this week, they have instructions on how to wash your hands...
     
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    Midwinter - not only that, it read:
    "Do not try to stop with hands, legs or genitals"

    Gnarfflinger - you're telling me! Here in EU, they introduced a standard for hands washing of people working in food factories! It's basically a step-by-step instruction, including the number of how many repetitions are needed!
     
  6. chevalier

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    Great. They could display one such instruction sheet in my university's gents.
     
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    toughluck, you forgot not to stop it with teeth.

    And I say what I've said before; the american lawsuits laws are stooopid.
     
  8. Shalladeth Is it ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don'

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    It's bad enough that these lawsuits even make it to court, but the fact that some people win these cases is ridiculous! It makes a mockery of the whole judicial system.
     
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    My favourite consumer warning is from Ansell condoms, on the instructions list:

    9. Do not return used condoms to manufacturer.

    Re: the chainsaw warning - :lol: Oh man, I haven't laughed like that since I dusted off "Wayne's World" last month.
     
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    When I was in high school, I worked at a restaurant. There were 3 or 4 signs in the kitchen that said "WARNING: KNIFE WILL CUT."
     
  11. Splunge

    Splunge Bhaal’s financial advisor Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    LMAO! I just saw some of the past winners.

    Example:
    :shake:
     
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    On a Tim Horton's Coffee/Cappucino/Hot Chocolate cup:

    "Warning, contents are hot."

    Umm, like I didn't know that when I ordered the Hot chocolate in the first place...
     
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    You want dumb warnings, I'll give you dumb warnings: http://dumbwarnings.com/

    On a Korean kitchen knife: "Warning: Keep out of children."
     
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    chevalier Knight of Everfull Chalice ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    This is the best one. :D
     
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    You'ld think given some of them, that the people who write the warnings are taking the mickey. Although, some of them aren't as silly as they seem. The Korean knife one is probably just a mistranslation of "Keep out of reach of children", and the "Warning: Hot!" is probably related to the McDonalds coffee case, where McDonalds was found to be serving their coffee 20 degrees farenheit above the standard temperature for coffee - and apparently that 20 degrees is the difference between going "Ooohyah!" and going to hospital.
     
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    Amazing. I had not thought you could use them that way and thus file a lawsuit. :D
     
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    Yeah, I've always wondered about that. How the hell did they figure this one out?

    Unless, the left mousebutton is actually F1. You know, a fouse.

    That's the grand scheme of Microsoft.
     
  18. chevalier

    chevalier Knight of Everfull Chalice ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    IIRC the woman spilt the hot coffee on her lap. I don't believe anyone would be stupid enough to keep drinking something despite knowing it's too hot, let alone sue Mac for injury.

    And drinking boiling coffee is no biggy. :rolleyes:
     
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    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    @Caleb

    Way to go to figure that out, the error is thrown before even a Operating System is started.
    "Press F1" is just a standard text, there is no way communicating with the BIOS through a mouse, so it can only handle a keyboard.


    @Chev, read the story, she placed the food from McD directly from the drive-in counter into her lap(where else?) and then her mother drove away to fast so it fell over..
     
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    I think there should be a "Spurious Lawsuit Protocol" instituted for stuff like this. It is applied to the plaintiff if the case is thrown out by a judge.

    The proposed protocol will proceed as follows:

    1. Smack plaintiff upside the head.
    2. If complaints persist, repeat procedure with increased force.
     
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