Damned if you do, damned if you don’t files: toy safety

by Ted Frank on November 23, 2005

Maryland PIRG complains about the toy industry:

Some toy manufacturers are over-labeling toys by placing choke hazard warnings on items that do not contain small parts. This could dilute the meaning of the warning labels, making them less useful to parents.

One looks forward to the day where a Ralph Nader-founded organization intervenes as amicus in a failure-to-warn lawsuit to make the argument that liability should not be found because holding a manufacturer liable will create incentives to over-label and dilute the meaning of warnings.

{ 2 comments }

1 Jim Collins 11.23.05 at 12:39 pm

I’m waiting for the lawsuit about the child choking on the warning label or the warning label’s adheasive containing harmful chemicals.

2 Insomniac 11.23.05 at 1:11 pm

I’m waiting for the lawsuit about the child choking on the warning label or the warning label’s adheasive containing harmful chemicals.

Or printed on asbestos-fiber paper using lead-based ink.

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