- Shampoo Labels Under Fire. Morrow, Elizabeth; Pensiero, Christina // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;4/21/2006, Vol. 191 Issue 85, p10
The article reports that State of New York is studying whether there should be warning labels on shampoo packaging to make consumers aware of the possible effects of products that contain foaming agents sodium lauryl sulfate and/or cocamide DEA. Assemblyman Anthony Seminario is sponsoring...
- The sky is falling! Elliott, Peter C. // Hydraulics & Pneumatics;Jun2005, Vol. 58 Issue 6, p26
Reports on the need for providing adequate instructions and warnings in products manufacturing in the U.S. Use of an abbreviated set of safety instructions in a highly visible area; Provision of consumer with clear, effective warnings in order to prevent injury; Prevalence of lawsuits involving...
- Great Product Caveats. Koon, Jeff; Powell, Andy // Across the Board;Sep/Oct2003, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p11
Features several products and their warning labels. Gila Collapsible Window Shade; Bear Mace; Bowl Fresh Toilet Cleaner; Coppertone SPF45 Sunblock.
- WACKY WARNINGS. Grapentine, Terry // Marketing Research;Spring2004, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p4
The article provides information on egregious efforts at protecting consumers from themselves. McDonald's coffee cup label indicating that the coffee is hot, caption on the label of Chapstick lip moisturizer cautioning consumers to keep it out of their eyes, and Sun StarOffice end user license...
- Going nuts over nuts? Feord, Jean // Food Manufacture;Feb2004, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p17
Discusses the confusion of consumers with the contaminating warning statements placed on product labels that have been eaten for years with no adverse effect in Great Britain. Failure of the requirement contained in Directive 2003/89/EC to address the problem of food manufacturers; Measures...
- Meta-Analyses of the Effectiveness of Warning Labels. Argo, Jennifer J.; Main, Kelley J. // Journal of Public Policy & Marketing;Fall2004, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p193
The authors use a series of meta-analyses to demonstrate the impact of warning labels across five dimensions of effectiveness: attention, reading and comprehension, recall, judgments, and behavioral compliance. Subsequent moderator analyses indicate that attention is moderated by vividness...
- Uncommon Sense. Usher, Rod // Time International (South Pacific Edition);10/26/1998, Issue 43, p84
Discusses the preponderance of warning labels applied to products in the late 1990s. How the warnings seem to be obvious; Manufacturers seeming to believe that customers are stupid; Television carrying warnings; Warnings on aerosol cans; Legal actions for failure to advise on the obvious.
- You've been sued. Now what. Berke, Lanny // Machine Design;11/19/2009, Vol. 81 Issue 22, p27
The article presents the author's suggestions on how to defend a product in a liability case. The suggestions include several strategies which include convincing a jury of technically unknowledgeable people of the manufacturer's intention to design, produce, and sell a safe product. It adds that...
- Nuts: Be Cautious If You Are Unsure. Asai, Wesley // American Fruit Grower;Jun2006, Vol. 126 Issue 6, p47
Stresses the importance of reading the label of spray materials. Reason most labels are conservative; Information on the labels of certain volatile herbicides; Example of a statement that requires a judgment call.