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January 31, 2005 09:46 AM

Broken: Canadian sports helmet

Check out the warning label on this "helmet of certain death".

Thanks to Xeni.


i always wanted a hat that looked like a helmet :-)

Posted by: joe plaugher at January 31, 2005 10:52 AM

Um... can something even be _called_ a helmet when it doesn't protect against anything?

Posted by: Jacques Troux at January 31, 2005 10:55 AM

it would be amazing to miss the disclaimer, considering how large it would have to be to include all that information.

Posted by: Dragon at January 31, 2005 12:36 PM

All helmets made for a specific purpose usually have something like this, since manufacturers don't want to get in trouble when someone dives off the empire state building assuming that their baseball helmet will absorb the impact, but the extent of this disclaimer makes me wonder what the purpose of this particular helmet actually IS.

Posted by: Maurs at January 31, 2005 03:47 PM

Nice that this helmet got tagged as a Canadian product when it was clearly made in China.

Posted by: Stultus Vulgaris at January 31, 2005 06:22 PM

no one said that it was a canadian product, just that it was a canadian sports helmet, for whatever it is sports they do. it seems broken when the warning label has to be so enourmous where it might just be easier to specify that "this helmet is only intended for this and is not meant to prevent injuries"

Posted by: Dragon at January 31, 2005 06:38 PM

These things happen because the courts have not adopted the common-sense coffee-is-hot, if-it-dosen't-say-it-then-it-isn't attitude, opting instead for the attitude that brought us the universal disclaimer of express and implied warentees.

Posted by: Invalid Atribute Index Adam at January 31, 2005 08:59 PM

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