If you cut the wire, it won't work ... der

I just spotted something amusing on my electric shaver charger:

Evidently they are warning you against cutting the wire, with scissors.

But isn't this obvious? Most people would know that if you cut the wire, it won't work, and those that don't almost certainly won't bother reading the little image taped to the wire.

“Der” indeed!

Maybe they are warning against putting scissors on the cable INCASE you cut the cable.

Weedpharma

Well the guys at the local recycling plant do that religiously.

Maybe it means use cutters dont blunt your scissors.

German efficiency for you

Sadly, it's likely not trying to warn you that it needs an intact cable to function. More plausible is that Legal insisted that it be there so that no-one electrocuting themselves by cutting the cable can sue.

It's just another reminder that the average IQ is 100.

wildbill: Sadly, it's likely not trying to warn you that it needs an intact cable to function. More plausible is that Legal insisted that it be there so that no-one electrocuting themselves by cutting the cable can sue.

Yes, but they didn't warn you to not tie the cable around your neck and pull it tight.

Besides which that would be 5v or so on the "output" side, hardly enough to kill you.

They REALLY want to warn you not to do this. The same label is already molded in the cover, next to the one telling you not to hold it under a running water tap. But some people don't see black on black too well, so they opted to have the color label on the wire too.

Yes, I can just see the customer service calls.

"Hello?"

"Yes?"

"I cut the wire from the plug pack to my razor, and now it won't charge."

"Really? Wow, you are the fourth today that did that. I'll get Manufacturing to put a warning sticker on our future models".

"Great, I didn't realize I shouldn't cut that."

"An understandable mistake, sir"

GoForSmoke: It's just another reminder that the average IQ is 100.

If the person who cuts the cable is electrocuted, it can only increase the average value of IQ.

Weedpharma

Have you ever watched Idiocracy?

weedpharma: If the person who cuts the cable is electrocuted, it can only increase the average value of IQ.

I think, by definition, the average IQ will always be 100, but I see where you are coming from. This is something to do with the Darwin awards, isn't it?

[quote author=Nick Gammon date=1422410358 link=msg=2063429] I think, by definition, the average IQ will always be 100, but I see where you are coming from. This is something to do with the Darwin awards, isn't it?[/quote] Although the average IQ differs from one country to another, each country's average IQ is always 100. It would be interesting to see how those averages differ from one country to another. E.g. How would an American with 100 IQ fare in a British or Australian IQ test? Better, worse or the same? The Darwin Award is for those who, by their own stupidity, have died without passing on their genes. Therefore, mothers and fathers are not eligible.

Henry_Best:

Therefore, mothers and fathers are not eligible.

I was not aware of this bit!

I am pleased that I am not eligible!

Weedpharma

weedpharma: I was not aware of this bit!

I am pleased that I am not eligible!

Neither am I, but I hope I won't die because of my own stupidity.

And that roughly half the people around have IQ at most 100.

What gets me is how "empowered" that segment has become, facts are considered equal to opinion and there needs to be warnings not to step on yourself.

Hi, you sure that the sticker is not the rules to advanced paper, rock, scissors, oh dear.

Tom.... :)

Hi, on lead for electric jug, sorry for quality but jug has gone to god and can’t get better shot.
The other on a lead for laptop power supply.
Anyone needing me to transcribe, let me know.

Tom… :slight_smile:

It looks to me that the label lies. It obviously did not pass the auto destruct test.

Weedpharma

I almost want to go to stores and put my own labels on shelf models to see if anyone notices.