RE: OFT: But close to Re: Another warning label for the recordbooks...

Subject: RE: OFT: But close to Re: Another warning label for the recordbooks...
From: Heather Anderson <Heather -dot- Anderson -at- cubrc -dot- org>
To: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>, Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- oracle -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 12:29:32 -0400

One of my favorites, found on a can of PEANUT Brittle:

Warning. Contains Peanuts.

.....it's in the name of the product!

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From: techwr-l-bounces+heather -dot- anderson=cubrc -dot- org -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+heather -dot- anderson=cubrc -dot- org -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Leonard C. Porrello
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 12:00 PM
To: Janice Gelb; TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: OFT: But close to Re: Another warning label for the recordbooks...

I can't believe you would suggest that warnings such as "Do not submerse
toaster in water or use in shower" and "The blades of these scissors are
very sharp and may cut things" aren't meaningful to the user.

Leonard

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om] On Behalf Of Janice Gelb
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 10:47 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: OFT: But close to Re: Another warning label for the
recordbooks...

On 31/03/10 04:14 AM, Pro TechWriter wrote:
> Speaking of warning labels, or lack thereof in this case....Some
people you
> can't warn and some people will do something obviously dangerous
unless you
> tell them not to....
>

True, but that's usually immaterial - I've always
suspected that most warning labels and signs are not
expected to be effective,and are not even provided to
protect people, but instead are provided as CYA precautions
on the part of businesses or governments. ("See, we
plainly told them that what they did was dangerous -
not our fault!")

-- Janice

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OFT: But close to Re: Another warning label for the record books...: From: Pro TechWriter
Re: OFT: But close to Re: Another warning label for the record books...: From: Janice Gelb
RE: OFT: But close to Re: Another warning label for the recordbooks...: From: Leonard C. Porrello

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