Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Apparently My New MP3 Player Can Kill Me

Yesterday my new MP3 player finally arrived.

Tempering my joy at having a new electronic toy to hold and pet and play with and love, was the message I found tucked inside the package, printed in tiny letters:

California Proposition 65 Statement
WARNING: Handling this product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

California and its darned propositions really know how to spoil a good thing lately.

4 comments:

Lilale said...

It's just that the miniscule amounts of plastic contain traces of lead. So IF you were to eat it instead of listen to it, then it MIGHT have a 1-in-10,000 chance of increasing your cancer risk. California thinks you should know so you can take appropriate precautions not to have it for lunch. Warning, flames may be hot ....

John Hornor Jacobs said...

Shoulda bought an iPod, says the Mac guy. iPods have been clinically proven to prevent cancer.

C. Michael Cook said...

So THAT's what everyone is paying so much extra for!

Finn said...

Thanks for sharing this!! I too bought new mp3player...