To be (!) at this elf and safety advice for my new camera ?

(65 Posts)
sneezecakesmum Sun 17-Jun-12 15:22:18

When operating the viewfinder diopter control with
your eye to the viewfinder, care should be taken not to
put your finger in your eye accidentally confused

Any other howlers?

Do not put remote in fridge.

On a sky remote.

May contain peanuts on a bag of peanuts

RobinSparkles Sun 17-Jun-12 15:25:38

The thing that makes me hmm and grin is that the reason that they put these warnings on is because some wally somewhere has actually done it!

MammaTJ Sun 17-Jun-12 15:27:53

Contents may be hot, on a cup of coffee. Well it had better be or I want my money back!

boaty Sun 17-Jun-12 15:30:30

Pack of celery from Asda...Allergy Warning - Contains Celery....... No shit Sherlock!!!

NiniLegsInTheAir Sun 17-Jun-12 15:32:06

The coffee one is because some moron in the states sued McDonalds (I think) because he burnt his mouth on a hot cup of coffee.

Statements like these are put on things because there's always someone somewhere who wants 'compensation' for anything.

sneezecakesmum Sun 17-Jun-12 15:40:29

No wonder we are all suffering from information overload with all this crap to wade through on a daily basis.

sneezecakesmum Sun 17-Jun-12 15:41:49

Now its saying the strap could strangle an infant or child!

AmIthatbad Sun 17-Jun-12 15:44:22

3rd degree burns over 6% of her body. 8 days in hospital, further two years of treatment.

Sorry Nini, there is a wee bit more to it than "some moron".

squeaver Sun 17-Jun-12 15:51:56

But, you see, I have put the remote in the fridge before now.

<senile>

sneezecakesmum Sun 17-Jun-12 15:53:27

And did it break?

Bitten off more than I can chew with a SLR camera I think. Will poke my finger in my eye just so I can stop reading the manual!

manicbmc Sun 17-Jun-12 15:55:50

'Do not operate heavy machinery or drive' on children's medication. confused

zukiecat Sun 17-Jun-12 17:00:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cozietoesie Sun 17-Jun-12 17:58:04

Do not use for drying or styling hair - on the safety instructions for an electric blow torch for stripping paint.

As RobinSparkles said - I can only guess that someone somewhere must have done it. Otherwise, there must be some real fun team meetings in the manufacturers' premises thinking up daft possible uses! Wonder what they call the team?

manicbmc Sun 17-Jun-12 18:27:03

Team Stupid grin

RobinSparkles Sun 17-Jun-12 19:31:06

"3rd degree burns over 6% of her body. 8 days in hospital, further two years of treatment.

Sorry Nini, there is a wee bit more to it than "some moron"."

Yeah but if I was- to burn myself with coffee that I had bought from McDonalds, after the initial "oww, I burned myself" I would have the sense to see that it was my own silly fault for not being careful with HOT coffee. I wouldn't be suing the company that I bought it from, unless, of course, it was one of their staff that chucked it over me. hmm

enimmead Sun 17-Jun-12 19:32:54

I seem to remember the COSSH warning for distilled water in eyes was to treat with water. smile

oiwheresthecoffee Sun 17-Jun-12 19:38:59

Do not iron clothes whilest on body. On an iron.
Worst thing is i know someone who did this.

Animal petite filous: warning contains milk.

shuffleballchange Sun 17-Jun-12 19:42:55

'Remove child before folding ' on high chair instructions.

'This product contains nuts' on a pack of honey roasted................peanuts.

Softlysoftly Sun 17-Jun-12 19:47:20

Product is not edible, do not eat.

On a soapstone statue wtaf? You would need troll teeth or a jackhammer.

AmIthatbad Sun 17-Jun-12 19:58:29

okay RobinSparkles , but she didn't expect the coffee to be over 180deg, and give her third degree burns. Not quite "ow, I burned myself". Her claim was to cover medical bills, not $$ signs in her eyes.

McD's QA manager admitted that the coffee they served was hot enough to burn and was a good 30 degrees hotter than other outlets would serve.

It was an interesting case, the facts of which bear little or no resemblance to the the oft repeated "idiot burned herself" anecdote.

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Sun 17-Jun-12 19:59:25

The coffee from macdonalds was ridiculously hot though. That's why I caused such awful burns.
Ironic that a fast food restaurant sells coffee that takes an hour to cool enough to actually drink.

The allergy labelling (on nuts, milk, celery etc) is required by law - the manufacturer has no discretion regardless of whether it's an ingredient or 'whole' product.

NiniLegsInTheAir Sun 17-Jun-12 20:09:46

Wow I didn't realise it was that bad shock - my foggy memory remembered it as a minor burn (and a man no less). Not a moron in that case then. blush

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