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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   ( divider line
    More: Stupid, EU legislation, Andruw Jones, warning labels, eu regulations, Crete, Southend, soccer balls, East London  
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8069 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Dec 2012 at 12:06 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-26 12:29:10 AM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: 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:

In other words, rather than "The EU is requiring..." it's "Some deranged Irish manufacturer claims that the EU is requiring, and nobody else thinks that."

Best guess: the manufacturer makes a lot of other toys that really do match the EU choking hazard standard, and some lazy bugger in the graphics department copied it into the packaging for this one. Rather than admit they'd screwed up, they decided to blame it on the EU, because after all, the Daily Fail will always believe anything you tell them that makes the EU look bad.
2012-12-26 12:11:31 AM  
2 votes:
Yes, but only on the soccer balls used by Wigan.
2012-12-25 11:51:53 PM  
2 votes:
25 inches? Who the fark came up with that standard? Sasha Grey??
2012-12-26 02:41:31 AM  
1 vote:
Wait until they find out these are outside.
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2012-12-26 01:20:45 AM  
1 vote:
Big Fat American Pride Balls
2012-12-26 12:54:58 AM  
1 vote:
People complain about excessive lawsuits, then when something like this label thing happens, there's complaints about that. Myself, I'll take the labels over some lawyer making a fast buck over any kind of stupid case involving soccer balls.
2012-12-26 12:47:17 AM  
1 vote:

RandomRandom: This is how the Daily Fail riles up their readers. They publish a story that is mostly a lie and feeds an existing perception of their readership. In this case, the perception that government is worthless and makes regulations just to make regulations.

And the people who would believe it never do their research. The people who would do the research have probably done so before and already don't believe it.
2012-12-26 12:19:49 AM  
1 vote:
If soccer balls actually choked their adult users the world would be a better place
2012-12-26 12:13:51 AM  
1 vote:
Did Europeans start breeding with snakes or something? How the hell is a toddler gonna choke on a soccer ball?

/be smothered by a deflated soccer ball, I can understand, but this...
2012-12-26 12:11:02 AM  
1 vote:
I'd bet this would make sense if a journalist had been involved and asked why the rule exists. But, it's the fail.
2012-12-26 12:09:16 AM  
1 vote:
Can they be deflated and if so to what size?
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