You’d think this sort of disclaimer on children’s modeling clay would not be necessary


"Molded results vary depending on child's age and level of skill."

Comments (13)
  1. — Warnings —

       …

       Nontoxic.

    (Darn.)

  2. I note that under the section headed "Warnings" it states "Nontoxic".

    I suppose that’s a useful warning for parents who prefer their children to have toxic play materials :-)

  3. mikeb says:

    Oh – I can see some parents get upset enough to sue when Junior goes to make something that looks like:

    http://images.hasbro.com/playdoh/images/teachers_activities-1.jpg

    and ends up crying because he best he can do is come up with a greenish-gray blob that looks more like:

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/222/491406102_547cdfa2b0.jpg

    Don’t forget, these warnings are tailored for the lawsuit-happy US market.

  4. more funny says:

    "Fun to play with, but not to eat." <- even more funny.

  5. porter says:

    > Oh – I can see some parents get upset enough to sue when Junior…..

    Exactly the same disclaimer should be attached to parenthood.

  6. Lev says:

    So if a kid eats it, he won’t die because it’s nontoxic, but it still won’t be fun?

  7. Worf says:

    I think the thing that should go under Warnings is… "Made in China".

    Then maybe it explains everything else.

  8. Waage says:

    Shouldn’t there be a label on the Visual Studio package then stating

    "Programmed results vary depending on programmer’s education and level of skill."

  9. Clarence Odbody says:

    "Isn’t this the ultimate get out clause?  Basically they can send you anything they like!"

    Sure, but only if the results still vary with age and skill.

  10. eff Five says:

    Yes Raymond one would expect that the disclaimer should not be necessary. That said if you look at the packaging though a three-year-old’s eyes you would fully expect to get that purple thing when they get the product home. Too bad most three-year olds gloss over the disclaimer when they’re shopping online.

    This is a good example that fixing a badly set expectation is always harder than setting it correctly the first go around.

    By the way I’m still waiting for mech-suit that must have been missing from my box.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vs2008/products/bb332392.aspx

    Also I really think at this product needed some disclaimers. Especially since the one it had wasn’t really that great. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdAIt4MgnHc

  11. emb says:

    – *Product* and colors may vary

    Isn’t this the ultimate get out clause?  Basically they can send you anything they like!

    E

  12. Worf says:

    @eff Five: Mech suit? I’m still trying to figure out how to defy gravity effortlessly with Windows XP. I’ve gone through al the help, but nit doesn’t say anything about flying.

    OTOH, some of the money spent on Visual Studio could’ve gotten you a nice Master Chief suit, alas, unpowered (but officially licensed).

  13. Worf says:

    @eff Five: Mech suit? I’m still trying to figure out how to defy gravity effortlessly with Windows XP. I’ve gone through all the help, but it doesn’t say anything about flying.

    OTOH, some of the money spent on Visual Studio could’ve gotten you a nice Master Chief suit, alas, unpowered (but officially licensed).

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