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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 03:48 PM

Laugh or cry, you choose.

In places where it is very hot the entire day it is common to purchase some type of shade, often made of thick cardboard, that you place on the inside of the windshield to block the heat. There is a little cutout in the shade so you place it around the rear view mirror.

The fact the manufacturers have to place, in writing on the shade, the car is not to be driven with the shade in place is an indicator of our current times.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 04:03 PM

1. It has been going on for some time.....

I'm wondering if it isn't a "thing" for corporate lawyers to ensure job preservation!

Tons of sites about the same - here's one:

https://www.rd.com/list/funny-warning-labels/

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 04:07 PM

2. Pre-supposing, of course, that those that would drive with it in place

would even be bothered to read the directions for use; the corporate reduction of liability by singing to the choir of unfailing readers of package inserts and directions that just want their freedom/right to chose their behavior for best practice/use and do it, just this once!

Oops - just what is "obstruction of vision" - evidently and anecdotally, only a very common human user error!

Agreed -

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 04:07 PM

3. I took some benadryl over the weekend

and noticed the warnings when looking for the dosage info.
The first warning: Do not give to children to make them sleepy.

Not as bad as the sunshade but still a

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Response to happybird (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 06:13 PM

7. Pants have been known to do that.

Potential backfire is that Benadryl can make young kids hyper instead of drowsy.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 05:15 PM

4. In a similar warning, manufacturers of all sorts of medications feel it necessary to

warn consumers not to take it if they are allergic to it.

BONUS QUESTION: If you have never used a medication before, how are you supposed to know whether you are allergic to it or not?

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 05:25 PM

6. Why can't you drive with the shade over the windshield ?

Just stick your head out the driver's front side window and watch the road and on coming traffic from there.

If you leave the sun shade in place on the windshield it will block the sun's rays from entering the passengers compartment and causing excessive heat to the interior of the car. That way your air conditioning costs will be much cheaper to cool the car.

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