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To: IronJack
As someone pointed out on Town Hall, the BALL actually killed the boy, not that bat. Why not sue the ball manufacturer? /sarc

It is tragic that the boy died, but millions of kids play baseball, with metal bats, and such accidents are very rare. They can happen with wooden bats as well. Sometimes a tragedy is nobody's fault.

I think the author makes a great point that it is highly unlikely that a warning label would have prevented the league from using metal bats, or the parents from allowing their son to play in a league with metal bats.

The over saturation of warning labels is actually a danger, IMO. Because we see so many ridiculous, unnecessary warning labels on so many products, we are more likely to ignore the critical warnings along with the frivolous ones.

I'm sure one day, someone will sue on the grounds that a manufacturer put too many warning labels on a product, causing the user to miss the warning of a true danger. Actually, I wonder if this has happened already.

11 posted on 11/16/2009 1:35:46 PM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Above My Pay Grade
that a manufacturer put too many warning labels on a product, causing the user to miss the warning of a true danger

"hmmmmmm......"WARNING.....Failure... to..remove... this... sunshade...may....re- re- (what's that word???) RESULT!...in....a...." CRASH!

12 posted on 11/16/2009 1:41:25 PM PST by wbill
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To: Above My Pay Grade
If not the ball, the bases. Or the kid's cleats. Or his glove. How about the absence of a batting helmet? Or a padded suit? How about the networks that showed him his first baseball game and made him want to play to begin with? And what about the irresponsible parents who actually encouraged their child to play a game that involved a high-speed missile hurtling at the unprotected heads of defenseless youngsters?

Wont' SOMEONE pleeeeeeeeze think of the chilllllllllldren.

24 posted on 11/16/2009 3:01:23 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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