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(Daily Mail)   The EU is requiring a warning label be placed on __________ to give notice that toddlers can choke on them. A) Marbles. B) Lego pieces. C) Soccer balls   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 93
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BHK
2012-12-26 02:44:43 AM
Considering that your average inflated football has more matter inside it than the head of the average politician or bureaucrat, this comes as no surprise.
 
2012-12-26 03:01:43 AM

The Voice of Doom: That's from an older version (EN71-1:1998) instead of 2011:

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So, 44.5 mm, but a company is too stupid to figure that out even though they do business using the metric system, and the Daily Fail repeats it.

It's all going according to plan?
 
2012-12-26 04:26:27 AM

fusillade762: 25 inches? Who the fark came up with that standard? Sasha Grey??


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+2 internets for that post.
 
2012-12-26 04:43:04 AM
The Daily Mail must count its blessed stars for the EU. The EU has so many rules and directives which make perfect sense in their original context which the Mail can distort for their own ends.
 
2012-12-26 04:49:47 AM
Daily Mail - beating off eurofascists since 1930's
 
2012-12-26 04:58:09 AM

BigJake: If soccer balls actually choked their adult users the world would be a better place


The UK would be a much quieter place, and I'm OK with that.

We piss away a huge quantity of money on that stupid farking sport, we use it as a tribalism focus (Glasgow Rangers v Glasgow Celtic). Domestic Violence incidents shoot up after "old firm" games, Our children see these twats that can kick a ball about as heroes, despite the fact that most "footballers" are thicker than two short planks nailed together and produce nothing of any value.

farking idiotic game, I hate it.
 
2012-12-26 05:06:29 AM

fusillade762: davidphogan: I'd bet this would make sense if a journalist had been involved and asked why the rule exists. But, it's the fail.

I Googled but couldn't find much more info. "Football choking hazard" brings up two other articles from October. The comment from Bellco is included in both:

Irish manufacturer Bellco Sports has defended the warning, claiming it is required under by EU health and safety laws.

Right now my money's on this company simply misunderstanding the rule. Maybe they're confusing centimeters with inches? A 25 inch standard doesn't make much sense for countries who all use the metric system.


The EU definitely has a rule about
 
2012-12-26 05:14:25 AM
Gah stupid firefox for android cut my comment in half. Anyway was going to say there is a 44.5mm rule so maybe the football maker cannot understand basic dimensions and the Mail doesn't have the integrity to care. Oh and sports kit is exempt from displaying the 0-3 warning as are toys obviously meant for older children. So fail all around.
 
2012-12-26 05:40:03 AM
More than 44.5 mm.

home.earthlink.net

Less than a football.
 
2012-12-26 05:50:48 AM
It's for the children!
 
2012-12-26 05:58:35 AM
The Stupid tag should always accompany Daily Fail articles.
 
2012-12-26 06:09:47 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-26 06:20:08 AM

DuncanMhor: The UK would be a much quieter place, and I'm OK with that.

We piss away a huge quantity of money on that stupid farking sport, we use it as a tribalism focus (Glasgow Rangers v Glasgow Celtic). Domestic Violence incidents shoot up after "old firm" games, Our children see these twats that can kick a ball about as heroes, despite the fact that most "footballers" are thicker than two short planks nailed together and produce nothing of any value.

farking idiotic game, I hate it.


Tell us how you really feel.
 
2012-12-26 06:31:57 AM

drxym: The Daily Mail must count its blessed stars for the EU. The EU has so many rules and directives which make perfect sense in their original context which the Mail can distort for their own ends.


Now the EU does have some stupid rules but the Mail distorts the little stuff so the writers (not journalists, that needs more than just Word) can just copy and paste the same crap and just change a quote and the outrage.

For example the new motorcycle testing regime is utterly stupid and counter productive but that would need intelligence and knowledge. The new super MOT is another pointless bit of meddling but again needs knowledge of the subject and an intelligence that the writers at the Mail have.

The Daily Mail was founded to be pro-empire, pro-military and anti-foreigner. It keeps the tradition alive.
 
2012-12-26 06:33:40 AM
WARNING: TODDLERS CAN CHOKE ON AUTOMOBILES AND WATERMELONS
 
2012-12-26 06:44:48 AM

Jesda: WARNING: TODDLERS CAN CHOKE ON AUTOMOBILES AND WATERMELONS


Happy Fun Ball may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.
 
2012-12-26 06:54:20 AM
 
2012-12-26 07:28:15 AM
Buckyballs were just the beginning. Pretty soon it will be yoga balls.

What is it that the powers that be have against spherical objects?

Are they actualy aliens whose only weakness are things that are round?

/probably ban subby's mom next.
 
2012-12-26 07:41:33 AM
i280.photobucket.com

One choking hazard you can't have.

EU common sense prevails
 
2012-12-26 07:53:14 AM
Once again. Idiot foreigners.
 
2012-12-26 08:35:20 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eBT6OSr1TI

The "Daily Fail" has somewhat of a "fatwa" against 'elf and safety  - just do a bit of creative googling..

http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&q=elf+and+safety+da il y+mail&oq=%22%27elf+and+safety%22&gs_l=serp.1.2.0l4.8418.22083.0.25556 .20.19.1.0.0.0.129.1967.8j11.19.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.MSV-eg_kQEc&pbx=1 &bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=1585625df7f66034&bpcl=40096503&biw=119 5&bih=683

About 562,000 results!

Most are "move along nothing to see here",,


CSB - The cleaners in my office (local authority, Norwich, UK) aren't allowed to use cleaning products, not even in the toilets. Because health and safety. Water and elbow grease only. This is presumably why the toilets smell like a bible story. That and the old men that work there.
 
2012-12-26 08:54:35 AM

davidphogan: I'd bet this would make sense if a journalist had been involved and asked why the rule exists. But, it's the fail.


This is an article from the U.K., so making sense would defeat the anti EU purpose.

/me hopes the U.K. will leave the EU, and take those farking Irish with them.
 
2012-12-26 08:55:45 AM
When I was 12, I had a little brother 5 who got into my stash of soccer balls. When I found him he was blue and had somehow gotten an entire soccer ball into his esophagus. It was the most horrifying thing I've ever seen. To this day my mother doesn't talk to me about it. It destroyed our family.
 
2012-12-26 09:08:02 AM
...

You know one thing that lazy companies do. They write choking hazard on /all/ their toys, and "may contain nuts" on /all/ their food products.

That way they don't have to think/test anything.

I'm surprised that their ball is actually round.

i993.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-26 09:08:28 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: When I was 12, I had a little brother 5 who got into my stash of soccer balls. When I found him he was blue and had somehow gotten an entire soccer ball into his esophagus. It was the most horrifying thing I've ever seen. To this day my mother doesn't talk to me about it. It destroyed our family.


It's probably for the best then.
 
2012-12-26 09:08:38 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: It destroyed our family.


i am truley sorry for your lots.
 
2012-12-26 09:25:45 AM
Another European Union achievement!

\What if they are made near a peanut processing plant?
 
2012-12-26 09:25:54 AM

Makh: shiat Ian, it's a Spalding.  He's serious.


"We're the hooligans...."

*Klunk*
 
2012-12-26 09:29:04 AM
No wonder they needed us to save them in two World Wars and protect them from the Soviet Union. Of course we are rapidly reaching the point where we will not even be able to protect ourselves.


i2.mirror.co.uk

www.courtneyluv.com

www.bestwayguides.com
 
2012-12-26 10:08:45 AM
Do the balls come with the little needle do-hickey to refill them? Perhaps that is the choking hazard?
 
2012-12-26 10:19:09 AM

skodabunny:

CSB - The cleaners in my office (local authority, Norwich, UK) aren't allowed to use cleaning products, not even in the toilets. Because health and safety. Water and elbow grease only. This is presumably why the toilets smell like a bible story. That and the old men that work there.


It's political correctness gone mad
 
2012-12-26 10:33:57 AM
i294.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-26 10:54:17 AM

The Voice of Doom: That's from an older version (EN71-1:1998) instead of 2011:

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i.imgur.com
/I'm so very sorry
 
2012-12-26 11:20:28 AM
The entire team of Aston Villa choked on a football recently see: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/tom-ross-on-chelseas-8- 0-thrashing-386335
 
2012-12-26 11:22:09 AM

Hobo Jr.: The hazard is all the dick they will choke on because soccer is gay.

/Murican


Ha!

+1
 
2012-12-26 11:37:53 AM
Yet another anti-EU piece from the Daily Mail that won't hold up under scrutiny. You can safely bet your last euro/dollar on this story being false.
 
2012-12-26 01:11:15 PM
The EU is requiring a warning label be placed on --- Priests? ---- to give notice that toddlers can choke on them.
 
2012-12-26 01:19:20 PM
Mail BS.

You'll notice it's written by "Daily Mail Reporter", which is what they use when not even Mail writers are prepared to put their name to it.
 
2012-12-26 01:47:47 PM
Maybe for my sister's mother in law with her big mouth...
 
2012-12-26 03:54:43 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Wait until they find out these are outside.
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/the horror


every one of those choking hazards need to be labeled.
 
2012-12-26 05:01:23 PM

LewDux: skodabunny:

CSB - The cleaners in my office (local authority, Norwich, UK) aren't allowed to use cleaning products, not even in the toilets. Because health and safety. Water and elbow grease only. This is presumably why the toilets smell like a bible story. That and the old men that work there.

It's political correctness gone mad


I too work in a local authority in Norwich and the cleaners do use bleach and other chemicals. The COSHH regulations only require that employers make sure the staff know how to use the chemicals safely, how dangerous they are and what to do when exposed to them. For bleach it means just reading the blooming label. Its not hard

/Unless they are the City Council
//They are pants on the head retarded
 
2012-12-26 05:43:04 PM

RoyBatty: Far better article on that page, especially if you are nostalgic for those days where National Geographic was your own personal Red Tube

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252955/Rape-provoking-minis ki rts-crop-tops-banned-king-Swaziland-offenders-facing-months-jail.html? ICO=most_read_module

(Not safe for work)


Delicious Nubian babes.
 
2012-12-26 09:56:54 PM

Frankenstorm: Wilson!


Wilson was a volleyball, you silly tart
 
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