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November 28, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Mackie console packaging

Gas_maskChris Barr points out:

I recently purchased a Mackie CFX16-MKII audio mixing console, and upon inspecting the box I noticed the normal warning symbols such as "fragile," "this end up," etc. 

Then I noticed this one nondescript odd symbol on the far right of the normal icons that looks like an alien wearing a gas mask or something.

There was no description of the symbol in the box, the manual or the website. There wasn't anything on the console itself that had anything to do with this symbol. I am still baffled as to what the symbol means.

[Teletubbies meet Cthulhu? -mh]


hahaha! Oh friend & I always make fun of mackie for its quality. is the Teletubbies :p


Posted by: krizpiyo at November 28, 2006 12:27 AM

Keep out of children?

Posted by: fluffy at November 28, 2006 03:47 AM

I guess it's supposed to be a joke.

Posted by: LKM at November 28, 2006 03:52 AM

I'm guessing it either means "baby-safe" or something relating to headphones?

Posted by: klew at November 28, 2006 05:52 PM

How about: Warning excessive use may create poisonous gas that may cause mutations. Pleases wear a gas mask when in use. lol :P

Posted by: Aux10 at November 28, 2006 06:00 PM

You guys need to lighten up, this isn't "broken". Mackie is famous for putting little jokes on it's packaging and they publish some of the only electronics manuals I've seen that are worth reading, 'cause they're entertaining. I guess the guy who bought this one never bothered to read his manual.

Posted by: John at November 28, 2006 07:08 PM

My guess would be, "Approved for underwater use."

Posted by: henrybowmanaz at November 29, 2006 02:11 AM

I agree with john, mackie manuals are entertaining as hell.

Posted by: PIe4Weebl at November 29, 2006 08:12 AM

[Teletubbies meet Cthulhu? -mh]

That's good!

...and frightening

Posted by: Coyotedogwolf at November 29, 2006 12:00 PM

Buddy. I saw that icon on the net! It means use a gas mask,like Aux10 said, and to use ear plugs when opening!

Posted by: Rajkalyan at December 24, 2006 06:12 PM

Accepted for Combine use? (Half-Life 2 reference -- the Combine (your main adversary) wear gas masks.)

Posted by: FireAlarmFanatic at December 26, 2006 03:43 PM

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