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Old 12-08-02, 07:43 PM   #1
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This product isn't safe!

If a product was released today that had the fatality rate of the car, would it continue to be sold, or would it get pulled from the shelves.

It seems we are constantly stopping companies from releasing products due to safety concerns. This is done for the safety of the public usually.

Recently, I had to hire a mechanical post hole digger to dig 10 holes in my backyard for landscaping purposes. My Dad said they weren't safe and that he had heard terrible stories of people getting caught up in the auger (corkscrew). I replied with "how many people get killed everyday driving, but you don't stop driving". He didn't quite see my point, but he understood what I meant.

If cars are so dangerous, why are they still being sold?

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Old 12-08-02, 08:26 PM   #2
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It's not the cars that kill people, it's the person behind the wheel. Cars these days have never been safer (airbags, ABS brakes, traction control etc). Just about any product will kill if not used correctly. I could kill someone with a paper clip if I poked them in the right place.
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Old 12-09-02, 05:56 AM   #3
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O please, you ride a bike and rent a mechanical post hole digger? If it is one of those with a small gas engine on it that you hold, it will wrench your back outa place quicker than a rodio bull! Get you one of those new fangled post hole diggers that have the two ergo handles, you know the chineese back hoe,as we use to call them back on the farm when I was a teenager.
I say the same thing about horses. There are more injuries with horses, per there numbers, than three wheelers but they out lawed the three wheelers. I say out law HORSES while your at it!
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Old 12-09-02, 09:43 AM   #4
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If a product was released today that had the fatality rate of the car, would it continue to be sold, or would it get pulled from the shelves.
If a small plastic toy chokes 5 out of 1,000,000 children, it's off the shelf like lightning.

The number one killer of teenagers in the U.S. is car crashes.
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A Chinese power tool company sells a product in Australia called a "Tyrannosaw" (electric carpenter's saw) - FUNNNN !!!
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I say the same thing about horses. There are more injuries with horses, per there numbers, than three wheelers but they out lawed the three wheelers. I say out law HORSES while your at it!
Ironic you should bring that up but way back in history some people looked at the autombile as a cure for urban pollution (something to do with horses)
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Originally posted by ngateguy Ironic you should bring that up but way back in history some people looked at the autombile as a cure for urban pollution (something to do with horses)
I remember this being the subject of a Dennis Miller joke in his Millenium Special. |8^)
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Ironic you should bring that up but way back in history some people looked at the autombile as a cure for urban pollution (something to do with horses)
I remember a piece on Steve McQueen in which he and some friends were riding motorcycles off-road and Steve, being in the lead, purposely found some cow piles to mow through and spray his buddies.

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I remember a piece on Steve McQueen in which he and some friends were riding motorcycles off-road and Steve, being in the lead, purposely found some cow piles to mow through and spray his buddies.
That doesn't explain why nobody wants to ride with me in the rain. We don't have any cow piles around here.
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We could make the same arguement concerning tobacco. If it came on the market today, the FDA would never consider approving it for any type of use. It's all about the dollars and the economy.
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