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: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 12:42:53 -0400

Heather Anderson wrote:
> One of my favorites, found on a can of PEANUT Brittle:
>
> Warning. Contains Peanuts.
>
> .....it's in the name of the product!

This proliferation of warnings is itself a hazard:

WARNING! Excessive use of warning notices causes readers to ignore all
warning notices!

An example (that I may have cited before) is the Material Safety Data
Sheet, also known as the MSDS Sheet. (Yes. Sheet Sheet.) The ones for
Truly Dangerous Chemicals (H2S, H2SO4, NaOH, etc.) tend to get lost
among the flurry of those for Mostly Harmless stuff such as sand,
ethanol, and sucrose.
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References:
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
RE: OFT: But close to Re: Another warning label for the recordbooks...: From: Heather Anderson

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