Under where?

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

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