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(News.com.au)   Eyeball-pop blinding leads to recall of self retracting dog leashes. Don't read this if you're eating custard   (news.com.au) divider line 78
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2006-11-01 08:02:25 PM
yummy.. yummy red and gooey custard.
 
2006-11-01 08:02:54 PM
especially yellow matter custard
 
2006-11-01 08:04:07 PM
You'll shoot your eye out.

www.galenfrysinger.ws
 
2006-11-01 08:04:48 PM
That's why you're supposed to wear safety goggles when walking your dog.. duh!

What's happened to personal responsibility?
 
2006-11-01 08:05:13 PM
Tapioca
 
2006-11-01 08:05:47 PM
Ok 2 bucks for a dog leash and you don't expect an injury?
 
2006-11-01 08:06:26 PM
wait im confused...the leash snapped back and hit in her the eye right?
 
2006-11-01 08:09:13 PM
toddaconda

Not to mention, $2AU is like $1.50US
 
2006-11-01 08:10:05 PM
A terrible accident but is it really a product defect? Tape measures would have been banned long ago.
 
2006-11-01 08:14:24 PM
Dad: If you didn't want your finger sliced, why did you use a tape measure instead of a ruler, dumb-ass?
 
2006-11-01 08:14:25 PM
www.danheller.com

Unavailable for comment.
 
2006-11-01 08:14:41 PM
You know, if I ever lost an eye, I'd get a really cool glass one to replace it. Something all black with Japanese crest in it. Or even better, one that has a little screen in it. So, people will be like, "Holy crap! There's a little chick dancing around in your eye!"
 
2006-11-01 08:15:05 PM
wait im confused...the leash snapped back and hit in her the eye right?

No, it was the eye left.
 
2006-11-01 08:16:06 PM
I think the $2 would have been a pretty good sign that this was not a particularly well made product...
 
2006-11-01 08:16:22 PM
Those retracting dog leashes are stupid no matter how cheap or expensive. They teach dogs to pull to get more freedom, which is exactly the opposite of what you want. Get a normal lead, and if they pull, stop them and use your training word (heel, steady). They eventually learn to respect your limits and keep the leash slack, or at least not taught at all times.

Don't get me started on the invisible fences. How to make a psychotic dog...
 
2006-11-01 08:20:53 PM
See if this happened in America, the girl would be calling her lawyer before she called 911.
 
2006-11-01 08:21:11 PM
Plus, it's harder to whip your dog with the retractable leashes.



KIDDING!!!!
 
2006-11-01 08:21:27 PM
Bacontastesgood: taught

img.fark.com?
 
2006-11-01 08:24:28 PM
What's all this fancy "alert the general public via the established channels and have it actually work in a short amount of time" fancy non-american crap???

Litigate first people!!! Hellooooooo..........

Then when the company gets the report back from Ed Norton, they can do the math and see if it's worth a recall.

That's a system for ya.

/USA!USA!
 
2006-11-01 08:26:38 PM
Those retractable leashes can be dangerous to the dog too!
 
2006-11-01 08:28:37 PM
Icy Hot Woofaz! Straight poppin yo.
 
2006-11-01 08:31:28 PM
I hate the retractables too. I've almost hit too many dogs because their owners don't reach them to stop at the curb or that "retracts at the flick of a finger" function fails to work when the dog weighs over 3 pounds.

Just get a regular leash and train your dog. And if you want him to have freedom to run, he better be able under your control because if your dog comes charging at mine and he's not listening to "Baxter, cookie!" he's gonna get my soccer kick.

My sympathies to the girl. Having worked in an ophthamologist's office for a long time, I've seen some pretty gruesome things but it's sad that this could've been prevented...WITH A REGULAR LEASH.
 
2006-11-01 08:31:43 PM
So the dog now has a harness?
 
2006-11-01 08:34:59 PM
Thread is worthless without pics.

//What?
 
2006-11-01 08:35:17 PM
Custard? Gah... man, if that headline doesn't remind me of Dead Alive...
 
2006-11-01 08:35:35 PM
Wow, it's so surprising to read something like this and not a single mention of a lawsuit. Although, honestly, this is one of those cases where I think it could be warrented.
 
2006-11-01 08:35:57 PM
but the song says dripping from a dead dog's eye......

/Didn't really have anything to add, just felt obligated to post
 
2006-11-01 08:36:19 PM
blogs.chron.com

The Cylons can do some terrible things with retractable leashes.
 
2006-11-01 08:37:46 PM
Better ban bungee cords too. Those things will frak you up.
 
2006-11-01 08:40:36 PM
Bacontastesgood

Those retracting dog leashes are stupid no matter how cheap or expensive. They teach dogs to pull to get more freedom, which is exactly the opposite of what you want. Get a normal lead, and if they pull, stop them and use your training word (heel, steady). They eventually learn to respect your limits and keep the leash slack, or at least not taught at all times.

You, good sir, are absolutely correct. My method is to kick the shiat out of the dog 2 seconds after my 'heel' command. Now after I speak, the dog drops to the floor like someone is shooting. Pavlov is my god.

I'm joking!
 
2006-11-01 08:43:16 PM
Hey, I walk a Siberian Husky that wants to run back and forth all over the place and sniff everything. It's torture for him to stay on a short leash. But he behaves well on the retractable and comes back when you tug on it.

You don't release the lock to let the spring reel the dog back in. The spring only has enough force to take up the slack. You move your arm away from you with the lock off so it reels in some line, push the lock down, and pull back on the leash. Repeat. It will work if the dog doesn't continuously pull on the leash.
 
2006-11-01 08:43:16 PM
Has to be a Dead Alive ref. no?
 
2006-11-01 08:48:40 PM
2006-11-01 08:05:47 PM toddaconda

Ok 2 bucks for a dog leash and you don't expect an injury?


America: Oh man, you only paid 2 dollars for a piece of rope. You should expect to lose your eye. In fact you deserve it.

Australia: It's a piece of farking rope.
 
2006-11-01 08:50:17 PM
In a huge mistake, we set down the retracto-leashes while attached to our 2 medium-sized dogs. Retractos went "clunk" on the floor, dogs bolted in fear. (skittish rescue mutts) The faster the dogs ran, the faster the leash handles came clunking after them, snagging on furniture, only to come loose and then accelerate toward the running dog. It was all over in 10 seconds. Damage: 10 foot streak of dog pee on carpet, 1 hole thru drywall from high-speed leash handle impact, 2 dogs scared shiatless.
 
2006-11-01 08:54:23 PM
I tried using one of these to walk my Boxer. He'd bolt, and by the time I pushed the little button, or, worse, he got to the end, he was running quite fast and would yank my arm off and his head off. About the same time, my uncle was hospitalized because of an accident with one. They're dangerous and bad for training.
 
2006-11-01 08:58:49 PM
www.stomptokyo.com
Mmmm...custard
 
2006-11-01 09:01:01 PM
made in china ?
 
2006-11-01 09:02:03 PM
These were invented for walking cats, but can be used for dogs as well:

www.abandonhope.shetland.co.uk
 
2006-11-01 09:04:08 PM
Retractable leashes should DIAF. Stop using them, get a real lead and teach your dog to walk properly with you. If you have a large dog you can't handle, the new thing is a lead that fits on sort of like a muzzle. It doesn't choke the dog and makes it easier to control them.

For you Huskie owners, get more firm. Use a choke with claws if you have to at the start. Eventually, the dog will figure out it's not in control and out to have a party and drag you everywhere. Once you do, it rocks have your dog trot along beside you and sit when you stop.
 
2006-11-01 09:05:16 PM
Man. If the inside of your eye looks like custard, then you lucked out on getting it taken out for free.
 
2006-11-01 09:07:09 PM
Oznog

I never trusted Jake.
 
2006-11-01 09:25:55 PM
Crab a locker fishwife, pornographic priestess....

/I am the eggman
 
2006-11-01 09:26:01 PM
Holy crap, there's people who've seen Dead Alive? I knew nothing was obscure on Fark, but man ...

/serious wootness
 
2006-11-01 09:26:50 PM
henriktimme

made in china ?

In China you:

www.worldfood.comwww.fordogtrainers.com
 
2006-11-01 09:27:31 PM
WARNING: Do not walk dog with remaining eye.

/Thinks most dog owners already had this happen.
//Otherwise they'd see me pointing shotgun at their mutt while it shiats on my lawn.
 
2006-11-01 09:30:51 PM
OK, there is also a dog carrier available:

img429.imageshack.us
 
2006-11-01 09:36:43 PM
Postal Penguin:
See if this happened in America, the girl would be calling her lawyer before she called 911.

Yes, because a lawsuit is the only way many Americans have of paying their medical bills. Wanna fix the legal system? Demand government-run health insurance, it'll cost you less and so many of the lawsuits will just go away.

www.stomptokyo.com

Man, words cannot describe how great that movie was.
 
2006-11-01 09:43:33 PM
Postal Penguin:
See if this happened in America, the girl would be calling her lawyer before she called 911.

Yea, only in America do we sue first and then get the cops/ambulance to save us.

/Suing people, it's the new American way of life
 
2006-11-01 09:45:21 PM
Funkmaster Frank

It's not that obscure; I've seen it and I'm only moderately nerdy.

No Such Agency

I hope you're kidding.
 
2006-11-01 09:45:41 PM
oznog wins forever!
 
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