Remember a few years ago when someone sued McDonalds because they burnt themselves on their coffee? It wasn’t long afterwards that every beverage company in the country included the warning: “Caution! Hot Liquid!” on their cups.
At first I used to think these companies must really think we’re stupid. I did a search for warning labels and came up with some gems.
Warning! This product can burn eyes! On a curling iron.
Do not eat toner. On a toner cartridge for a laser printer.
Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover. On a pair of shin guards made for bicyclists.
The list goes on and on. And the more I read, the more I discovered, it’s not that the companies think we’re stupid. It’s that some genius poked themselves in the eye with a hot curling iron and decided to sue the manufacturer for negligence. The companies are just trying to cover their own butt.
Speaking of covering butts, I have to stop and wonder what kind of warning Victoria’s Secret is going to issue to shoppers since this headline appeared this morning:
A Los Angeles woman claims she was injured by her Victoria’s Secret thong, prompting her to sue the underwear manufacturer.
Apparently, a woman was injured by her low-rise v-string when a “design problem” caused a decorative metallic piece to fly off the underwear and hit her in the eye.
She filed a product liability lawsuit.
So what can we expect from this incident? Warning: Underwear may be hazardous to your health? Warning: Underwear not for use in eye?
We’ll just have to wait and see.
Posted by: Molly