Important Safety Tips

 

My new set of noise-cancelling headphones arrived yesterday.  I bought them for when neutral observer is watching a Great Courses lecture on her computer and has the volume turned ALL THE WAY UP because she isn’t wearing her hearing aids.

Anyway, I examined the outside of the box, and noticed the following safety tips (brief discussion following each one):

This product has a built-in battery, do not disassemble, impact, squeeze or put into the fire

Shucks.  I planned on burning the thing after I squeezed it.

If swelling occurs, do not continue to use

I’ll try not to sprain my ankle while using the headphones.

Do not place in high temperaturee environment

There goes having a headphone casserole for dinner.

Do not use the battery after it is soaked!

This was so important, it included an exclamation point for emphasis!  I was going to wash the headphones before use.

Keep this product out of reach of children

Otherwise, they’ll remove the battery, wash it, then throw it into the fire.

And now for my absolute favorite:

If the battery is swallowed or placed in another part of the body by mistake, seek medical attention immediately

So, if I intentionally place the battery in “another part of the body,” it’s okay?

Since the product was made in China, I assume these were translations into English.  Still, I wonder what they must think of us Americans.  Do they really think we’re always taking things apart and sticking the pieces in odd places?

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  1. Rodin Member
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    Sadly, all safety information is driven by real-world experience, amazing as that seems.

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  2. Chowderhead Coolidge
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    Since the product was made in China, I assume these were translations into English.  Still, I wonder what they must think of us Americans.  Do they really think we’re always taking things apart and sticking the pieces in odd places?

    True story. I once bought a boomerang from China for a couple bucks. I sent it back. It asked for a reason for the return. I said, it’s a boomerang. That’s what you do.

     

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  3. Rodin Member
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    Chowderhead (View Comment):

    Since the product was made in China, I assume these were translations into English. Still, I wonder what they must think of us Americans. Do they really think we’re always taking things apart and sticking the pieces in odd places?

    True story. I once bought a boomerang from China for a couple bucks. I sent it back. It asked for a reason for the return. I said, it’s a boomerang. That’s what you do.

     

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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  4. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    The pictorial warnings on my tractor and implements are great.  These are some samples along with some I’d like to see.

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  5. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Stad: Do not use the battery after it is soaked!

    But consider how often phones and other small electronics are left in pockets and go through the wash.

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  6. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    The pictorial warnings on my tractor and implements are great. These are some samples along with some I’d like to see.

     

    “This is my tractor. There are many like it, but this one is mine.”

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  7. kedavis Coolidge
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    Stad: Do they really think we’re always taking things apart and sticking the pieces in odd places?

    I think ER doctors can confirm that such things do happen.

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  8. Rodin Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Stad: Do they really think we’re always taking things apart and sticking the pieces in odd places?

    I think ER doctors can confirm that such things do happen.

    Yes, just because it is “crazy” or otherwise unthinkable by any normal person does not rule out a behavior.

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  9. kedavis Coolidge
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    The pictorial warnings on my tractor and implements are great. These are some samples along with some I’d like to see.

     

    In my day, in shop classes we saw safety films starring “Primitive Pete,” a caveman who always used tools improperly and wound up sticking them in his eye.

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  10. MarciN Member
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    My husband was working in his workshop one day, and he ran his fingertip through the table saw.

    When we got into the emergency room, the doctor looked at it and said, “That’s not too bad. That’s just the tip. I can fix that. I’ve had lots of experience.”

    My husband and I laughed. How many people do this?  :) :) :)

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  11. The Reticulator Member
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    My husband was working in his workshop one day, and he ran his fingertip through the table saw.

    When we got into the emergency room, the doctor looked at it and said, “That’s not too bad. That’s just the tip. I can fix that. I’ve had lots of experience.”

    My husband and I laughed. How many people do this? :) :) :)

    Apparently enough that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is about to regulate table saws out of existence for the average home DIYer or low-budget contractor.   (I’m not in favor.)  

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  12. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    My husband was working in his workshop one day, and he ran his fingertip through the table saw.

    When we got into the emergency room, the doctor looked at it and said, “That’s not too bad. That’s just the tip. I can fix that. I’ve had lots of experience.”

    My husband and I laughed. How many people do this? :) :) :)

    The last one we had was about 5 years ago and he nicked a tendon in a way that his hand is still not working  correctly.

    Now, accidental gun shot wounds are even more frequent.  The two this year so far:

    1.  (claim) was cleaning his Glock.  Bad hand wound but. 
    2. bird hunter shot another hunter from about 20 feet away with birdshot (20 gauge).  Took the whole load on his torso from abdomen to neck and arms but no facial wounds.
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  13. Chowderhead Coolidge
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    My husband was working in his workshop one day, and he ran his fingertip through the table saw.

    When we got into the emergency room, the doctor looked at it and said, “That’s not too bad. That’s just the tip. I can fix that. I’ve had lots of experience.”

    My husband and I laughed. How many people do this? :) :) :)

    Apparently enough that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is about to regulate table saws out of existence for the average home DIYer or low-budget contractor. (I’m not in favor.)

    So I guess the table saw is bad but my sawmill is okay?

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  14. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Apparently enough that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is about to regulate table saws out of existence for the average home DIYer or low-budget contractor. (I’m not in favor.)

    Maybe table saws will become highly sought after, like old style toilets were for a while, or old school gas cans.

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  15. The Reticulator Member
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Apparently enough that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is about to regulate table saws out of existence for the average home DIYer or low-budget contractor. (I’m not in favor.)

    Maybe table saws will become highly sought after, like old style toilets were for a while, or old school gas cans.

    I’m sure the existing ones will, but that’s no comfort to the low-budget person just getting started.  And you’ll still be able to buy table saws at retail, but at the low end they will cost significantly more than now.  Like maybe 3x as much.  

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  16. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    My husband was working in his workshop one day, and he ran his fingertip through the table saw.

    When we got into the emergency room, the doctor looked at it and said, “That’s not too bad. That’s just the tip. I can fix that. I’ve had lots of experience.”

    My husband and I laughed. How many people do this? :) :) :)

    The last one we had was about 5 years ago and he nicked a tendon in a way that his hand is still not working correctly.

    Now, accidental gun shot wounds are even more frequent. The two this year so far:

    1. (claim) was cleaning his Glock. Bad hand wound but.
    2. bird hunter shot another hunter from about 20 feet away with birdshot (20 gauge). Took the whole load on his torso from abdomen to neck and arms but no facial wounds.

    So Dick Cheney did learn to lower his aim?

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  17. MarciN Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Apparently enough that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is about to regulate table saws out of existence for the average home DIYer or low-budget contractor. (I’m not in favor.)

    Maybe table saws will become highly sought after, like old style toilets were for a while, or old school gas cans.

    I’m sure the existing ones will, but that’s no comfort to the low-budget person just getting started. And you’ll still be able to buy table saws at retail, but at the low end they will cost significantly more than now. Like maybe 3x as much.

    And I’d bet because of all the safety stuff, they will be less safe. 

    A dull knife . . . 

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  18. kedavis Coolidge
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Apparently enough that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is about to regulate table saws out of existence for the average home DIYer or low-budget contractor. (I’m not in favor.)

    Maybe table saws will become highly sought after, like old style toilets were for a while, or old school gas cans.

    I’m sure the existing ones will, but that’s no comfort to the low-budget person just getting started. And you’ll still be able to buy table saws at retail, but at the low end they will cost significantly more than now. Like maybe 3x as much.

    Maybe because of the new technology that will stop and drop the blade if a finger even comes near.  Dunno how much that actually costs, but 3x seems extreme.

     

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  19. The Reticulator Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Apparently enough that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is about to regulate table saws out of existence for the average home DIYer or low-budget contractor. (I’m not in favor.)

    Maybe table saws will become highly sought after, like old style toilets were for a while, or old school gas cans.

    I’m sure the existing ones will, but that’s no comfort to the low-budget person just getting started. And you’ll still be able to buy table saws at retail, but at the low end they will cost significantly more than now. Like maybe 3x as much.

    Maybe because of the new technology that will stop and drop the blade if a finger even comes near. Dunno how much that actually costs, but 3x seems extreme

    It’s complicated. But some are saying $900-$1000 may be the new low-end price.   The cost of the technology itself may not be $600/saw, but low-end manufacturers may find it best to just exit the market.  But the people saying this are not  the people in charge of manufacturing and sales. 

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  20. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    1.  
    2. bird hunter shot another hunter from about 20 feet away with birdshot (20 gauge). Took the whole load on his torso from abdomen to neck and arms but no facial wounds.

    So Dick Cheney did learn to lower his aim?

    Someone at the scene actually said that (out of hearing of the participants).  I can’t say more but both shooter and victim were family members.  I bet it was a long ride home from the hospital. 

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  21. GLDIII Purveyor of Splendid Malpropisms Reagan
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Stad: Do they really think we’re always taking things apart and sticking the pieces in odd places?

    I think ER doctors can confirm that such things do happen.

    Yes, just because it is “crazy” or otherwise unthinkable by any normal person does not rule out a behavior.

    As a society we are failing to allow the Darwin factor from letting us progress to a more perfect union.

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  22. Red Herring Coolidge
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Apparently enough that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is about to regulate table saws out of existence for the average home DIYer or low-budget contractor. (I’m not in favor.)

    Maybe table saws will become highly sought after, like old style toilets were for a while, or old school gas cans.

    I’m sure the existing ones will, but that’s no comfort to the low-budget person just getting started. And you’ll still be able to buy table saws at retail, but at the low end they will cost significantly more than now. Like maybe 3x as much.

    Maybe because of the new technology that will stop and drop the blade if a finger even comes near. Dunno how much that actually costs, but 3x seems extreme

    It’s complicated. But some are saying $900-$1000 may be the new low-end price. The cost of the technology itself may not be $600/saw, but low-end manufacturers may find it best to just exit the market. But the people saying this are not the people in charge of manufacturing and sales.

    Folks will just buy a circular saw. 

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  23. kedavis Coolidge
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    Red Herring (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Apparently enough that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is about to regulate table saws out of existence for the average home DIYer or low-budget contractor. (I’m not in favor.)

    Maybe table saws will become highly sought after, like old style toilets were for a while, or old school gas cans.

    I’m sure the existing ones will, but that’s no comfort to the low-budget person just getting started. And you’ll still be able to buy table saws at retail, but at the low end they will cost significantly more than now. Like maybe 3x as much.

    Maybe because of the new technology that will stop and drop the blade if a finger even comes near. Dunno how much that actually costs, but 3x seems extreme

    It’s complicated. But some are saying $900-$1000 may be the new low-end price. The cost of the technology itself may not be $600/saw, but low-end manufacturers may find it best to just exit the market. But the people saying this are not the people in charge of manufacturing and sales.

    Folks will just buy a circular saw.

    And probably INCREASE the number of injuries…

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  24. Sisyphus Member
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    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    My husband was working in his workshop one day, and he ran his fingertip through the table saw.

    When we got into the emergency room, the doctor looked at it and said, “That’s not too bad. That’s just the tip. I can fix that. I’ve had lots of experience.”

    My husband and I laughed. How many people do this? :) :) :)

    The last one we had was about 5 years ago and he nicked a tendon in a way that his hand is still not working correctly.

    Now, accidental gun shot wounds are even more frequent. The two this year so far:

    1. (claim) was cleaning his Glock. Bad hand wound but.
    2. bird hunter shot another hunter from about 20 feet away with birdshot (20 gauge). Took the whole load on his torso from abdomen to neck and arms but no facial wounds.

    So Dick Cheney did learn to lower his aim?

    Can’t lift the barrel as high.

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  25. Sisyphus Member
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    1.  
    2. bird hunter shot another hunter from about 20 feet away with birdshot (20 gauge). Took the whole load on his torso from abdomen to neck and arms but no facial wounds.

    So Dick Cheney did learn to lower his aim?

    Someone at the scene actually said that (out of hearing of the participants). I can’t say more but both shooter and victim were family members. I bet it was a long ride home from the hospital.

    “We could go elephant hunting next week!”

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  26. Stad Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Stad: Do they really think we’re always taking things apart and sticking the pieces in odd places?

    I think ER doctors can confirm that such things do happen.

    I once read a netnews thread (dating myself there) where EMTs talked about their most unusual calls.  Almost all of them involved gay men . . .

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  27. Stad Coolidge
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):
    bird hunter shot another hunter from about 20 feet away with birdshot (20 gauge).  Took the whole load on his torso from abdomen to neck and arms but no facial wounds.

    We call that a “Cheney” . . .

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  28. Stad Coolidge
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    Red Herring (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Apparently enough that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is about to regulate table saws out of existence for the average home DIYer or low-budget contractor. (I’m not in favor.)

    Maybe table saws will become highly sought after, like old style toilets were for a while, or old school gas cans.

    I’m sure the existing ones will, but that’s no comfort to the low-budget person just getting started. And you’ll still be able to buy table saws at retail, but at the low end they will cost significantly more than now. Like maybe 3x as much.

    Maybe because of the new technology that will stop and drop the blade if a finger even comes near. Dunno how much that actually costs, but 3x seems extreme

    It’s complicated. But some are saying $900-$1000 may be the new low-end price. The cost of the technology itself may not be $600/saw, but low-end manufacturers may find it best to just exit the market. But the people saying this are not the people in charge of manufacturing and sales.

    Folks will just buy a circular saw.

    I have a sweet miter saw . . .

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  29. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Stad: Do they really think we’re always taking things apart and sticking the pieces in odd places?

    I think ER doctors can confirm that such things do happen.

    The nose or the ear, for example. 

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  30. Stad Coolidge
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    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Stad: Do they really think we’re always taking things apart and sticking the pieces in odd places?

    I think ER doctors can confirm that such things do happen.

    The nose or the ear, for example.

    Hehe . . . mild examples . . .

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