Why do they still put warning labels on electronics?

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Why do electronic manufacturers continue to place those “Caution: Risk of Electric Shock–Do Not Open” warning labels on the back of their products? Most people have sense enough to not remove the cover (or back) from their TV set, stereo, or DVD player. It’s common sense. There are parts that contain “dangerous voltage” inside the product. I just got an electric piano and on the back of it the warning label and symbols are there. Why do they do this?

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Common sense is not all that common. When you accept the fact that 49% of the population is below average as far as intelligence is concerned, things like this become much easier to understand and accept.

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To protect themselves from the morons who want to believe there are no lethal voltages inside.

Felix Car

I find that really stupid also… Maybe it’s just for people who like to be extra precautions and the people that read the instruction manual for everything.

electricpole

Lawyers and the sheeple they prey on.

gtggaddis

It’s a liability thing. If they didn’t do it some idiot would get electrocuted and sue them. With the warning label there they can’t be held liable for the stupid person.

u_bin_called

…because anyone can be sued for anything…

Dr. Snark

Common sense is not all that common. When you accept the fact that 49% of the population is below average as far as intelligence is concerned, things like this become much easier to understand and accept.

julvrug

Because under currently federal regulations these warning are required to be on the products and cannot be removed. There is always the fool who thinks they can do something and avoid the potential outcome, for those individuals, the warning must remain on the products. You would be surprised how many people have no common sense.

serendipity

No one is born knowing about electrical hazards, we all learned not to play with electricity because an adult told us it was dangeous. Most adults know better but it’s not going to be “common sense” for the next generation if no information is given.

ceeli

because some people are idiots who try to profit from their own ignorant mistakes. companies have to do that to protect themselves from lawsuits. if they didn’t, then we couldn’t afford to buy their stuff anymore… the payouts from the lawsuits would be rolled into the cost of the item.

Jessica

We have an abundance of stupid people, and more stupid people are born every day. Even people who are generally intelligent have to learn things for the first time, and you can’t learn from an experience if you die from it.

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