December 14, 2010
Heaven in a bucket?
In the course of salting and scraping the sidewalk, I have been throwing road salt from a bucket. No big deal there. Just a plain five gallon bucket. But as Veeshir says, this blog is dedicated to overthinking things, and on the way up the stairs earlier I happened to notice something on the bucket that I had never seen before.
A warning, and I took a photograph of it:
Our government discusses it here:
A Hidden Hazard In The Home
It strikes me as extremely unlikely for a child to drown in a bucket. For starters, a bucket would most likely fall over if a child did fall into it, thereby freeing the struggling child. As to infants, it is hard to imagine any parent letting an infant "fall" into a bucket.
What could possibly be going on here?
I'm skeptical over how big of a threat buckets actually are, and I am not alone. (I don't deny that a few children a year drown in buckets, but like commenters here, I suspect that they had help.)
In any event, there are hundreds of millions of bucket-using Americans, who are needlessly subjected to a very goofy, very maudlin, guilt-tripping warning.
Why? Because some trial lawyers said so? Who elected them?
MORE: If you liked the bucket label, you'll love this one!
Shouldn't there be one on the dashboard of every vehicle?
Think of the lives we could save!
posted by Eric on 12.14.10 at 11:38 PM
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