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Mick McGrane writes:

We were only delighted to get a free pair of sunglasses for my nine-year-old daughter when we got her a top from Abercrombie & Fitch [in California]. Then we see the warning written in black text on a black background so I’ll type it here for those who can’t make it out in the photo

This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm” What. The. Fupp.


20 thoughts on “Warning

  1. Eoin

    If you Google it you can find a similar warning on Diet Coke cans in the 90s. May cause cancer.

  2. Starina

    From a quick Google: that warning is on practically everything in California, as they’re quite sue-happy. don’t eat the glasses.That warning label refers to a chemical (plastic related) in the sunglasses not the use of the sunglasses themselves. The warning label releases the manufacturer from liability. Everything plastic that we touch or use can leech chemicals into our bodies. It’s in everyone’s blood stream and pretty inevitable.

  3. Constance

    These signs are pretty much common sight in California. A hotel I was staying in California once had this up on the lobby wall beside the pool area. Not the most pleasant thing to see on check in.

  4. Junkface

    Thats American standards when it comes to mass production for ye. Imagine if we let their food production standards become normal in EU?

    They don’t give a fupp about safety

    1. edalicious

      I think it’s actually the opposite problem. They’re so concerned about avoiding liability that put safety warnings on absolutely anything to the point where they become meaningless. I’d imagine there’s absolutely nothing different about this and and a similar product made in Europe.

      1. Anne

        Which will lead to death…. it’s inevitability*
        *Said in Agent Smith voice.. Goodbye Mr.Junkface.

  5. fluffybiscuits

    Why would anyone buy their kids stuff from Abercrombie?? Its all shallow advertising stuff..

    Yeah yank standards are lower than here in the EU. They still have asbestos as legal ffs..

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