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Dave Halford24/11/2016 19:58:55
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I suspect this was more to do with money.

Little Johnny cuts himself banging the wrong end of the bean can.

Grasping parent says who's responsible, I want compensation?

Lawyer says the regulator who didn't ban it plus the bean company.

Michael Gilligan24/11/2016 22:08:11
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Posted by Martin Kyte on 24/11/2016 09:07:30:

. . . . umm did they ban it or did they just ask for an instruction to tape up sharp edges to be added?

Martin

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Martin,

The ruling is quite explicit: **LINK**

https://www.asa.org.uk/Rulings/Adjudications/2016/11/HJ-Heinz-Foods-UK-Ltd/SHP_ADJ_354284.aspx#.WDdjwLTfWhA

MichaelG.

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For the benefit of those who don't follow links ... here is the punchline, quoted verbatim:

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The ad must not be broadcast again in its current form. We told HJ Heinz Foods UK Ltd to ensure that future ads did not condone or encourage behaviour that prejudiced health and safety, including behaviour that could be dangerous for children to emulate, for example by including a clear on-screen safety message such as “Play safe: tape the can”.

JA24/11/2016 23:10:10
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This is beginning to remind me of a proposed EU ruling saying that everything sold that could be misused should carry a warning against the major misuses. The London Brick Company pointed out that this meant bricks should be "embossed" with a warning not to use one for holding up, supporting, a car.

JA

Hopper24/11/2016 23:43:14
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Posted by JA on 24/11/2016 23:10:10:

This is beginning to remind me of a proposed EU ruling saying that everything sold that could be misused should carry a warning against the major misuses. The London Brick Company pointed out that this meant bricks should be "embossed" with a warning not to use one for holding up, supporting, a car.

JA

And not to drop it out of a 5th floor window on to the footpath below.

Martin Kyte25/11/2016 08:45:30
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That's pretty much what I said Michael "add a warning and you are goood to go with the ad" I understand that the web version already has such, and is not objected to.

regards Martin

Neil Wyatt25/11/2016 10:49:12
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Few people have noted that the ad shows a schoolboy taking part, so it does imply youngsters should do it.

When interviewed they did point out that they only asked for the warning to be added but they had banned completely an MTV ad that encouraged people to make videos of themselves doing 'daring activities' like getting pulled along on a skateboard behind a car.

Neil

Russell Eberhardt25/11/2016 10:56:09
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 25/11/2016 10:49:12:

"but they had banned completely an MTV ad that encouraged people to make videos of themselves doing 'daring activities' like getting pulled along on a skateboard behind a car.

Hmm. Anyone else here used to hang onto buses while cycling as a lad?

Russell.

P.S. Legal note: I'm not encouraging the practise!

Edited By Russell Eberhardt on 25/11/2016 11:04:18

Michael Gilligan25/11/2016 11:21:34
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Posted by Martin Kyte on 25/11/2016 08:45:30:

That's pretty much what I said Michael

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... but the answer to your [rhetorical] question is in the detail.

Yes, they did ban it [the ad in its current form]

No, they didn't "just ask" anything.

MichaelG.

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P.S. ... The ruling is specific to a TV advert.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 25/11/2016 11:51:20

MW25/11/2016 20:53:41
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Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 24/11/2016 13:39:39:

Why are we safer today? It's not clear, but many different forces have been working in our favour, such as better food, medicine, products, policing, living conditions, health awareness and the closure of dangerous industries. Will it last? Probably not, what with 'post-truth politics', global warming, a looming food crisis, and natural resources running out.

That said, a very curious feature of my growing older is the increasing conviction that things were much better in the my youth, despite all evidence to the contrary. I strongly suspect today's youngsters are ignorant, incompetent, slack, lazy, drug addled criminals. They can't possibly be trusted in the workplace. Not only that but anything manufactured today is much inferior to the products of yesteryear. As this decline has been going on since the Romans, I've reluctantly concluded that the problem is likely to be me. Can anyone suggest a cure?

Ta,

Dave

I think you already have the cure my friend, disillusionment, although truth is always worth pursuing, we're stronger for realizing that there are gaps in our own awareness. I might have had alot of bad things happen to me, for example, but i try not to forget that there are good people still out there.

I'm 24 but dead keen on anything to do with engineering, it's exciting because i never know where it might lead next, so i guess not all young people just want to waste things, it's only me so far, but i'd take a good bet theres a fair few more of me somewhere, whats age these days anyway? I could be great friends with a 100yr old if i knew one!

Michael W

Neil Wyatt25/11/2016 21:32:47
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I bet Frances Fukuyama is busy on a revised version of his masterwork...

JA25/11/2016 23:06:02
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 25/11/2016 21:32:47:

I bet Frances Fukuyama is busy on a revised version of his masterwork...

And I thought Fukuyama was a nuclear power station that blew up when its emergency generators were swamped by a Tsunami a few years ago.

I suppose this has something to do with cutting yourself on a baked bean can.

JA

Robbo25/11/2016 23:13:20
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Quote "

Hmm. Anyone else here used to hang onto buses while cycling as a lad?

Russell."

I thought that's what those rails on car roofs were for?

Sam Longley 126/11/2016 07:31:00
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Posted by Robbo on 25/11/2016 23:13:20:

Quote "

Hmm. Anyone else here used to hang onto buses while cycling as a lad?

Russell."

I thought that's what those rails on car roofs were for?

That is dangerous. they are for parking the bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3nu5PkoyLc

Sam Longley 126/11/2016 07:32:27
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Before I get a slap-- How do i post that as a ***link""" ?

Gordon Brown 126/11/2016 08:31:49
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Posted by Russell Eberhardt on 25/11/2016 10:56:09

Hmm. Anyone else here used to hang onto buses while cycling as a lad?

Russell.

P.S. Legal note: I'm not encouraging the practise!

Edited By Russell Eberhardt on 25/11/2016 11:04:18

There was a brief craze for doing this on the estate where I lived when I was a young lad. It stopped when one boy was flung from his bike as the bus braked for a corner. He was left in a persistant vegetative state due to head injuries.

Michael Gilligan26/11/2016 09:02:26
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 Posted by Sam Longley 1  26/11/2016 07:32:27:

Before I get a slap-- How do i post that as a ***link""" ?

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Copy the URL to your clipboard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3nu5PkoyLc

Select the hyperlink icon on the bottom row.

bubblecar.jpg

Paste the URL into the 'box' and press OK

**LINK**

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 26/11/2016 09:06:01

Keith Hale26/11/2016 09:11:23
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The perils and dangers of baked beans has been known for years.

These were even highlighted as part of a public awareness campaign by the Serendipity Singers in 1964. Of particular concern was the effect on the sense of hearing.

Any record buying teenager of the time would have had a copy of "Beans in My Ears"! I am arranging to send a copy to HSE in order to bolster their efforts,

But fear not, I have no intention of causing further public outcry by bringing to the attention of HSE, Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries, etc the dangers of fruit highlighted in another of their hits "Peaches Grown on Lilac Trees".

Can't believe I have written this and am about to post it!

Sad or what? But it makes a change from banging on about silver solder!

Keith

Sam Longley 126/11/2016 17:39:29
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 26/11/2016 09:02:26:
Posted by Sam Longley 1 26/11/2016 07:32:27:

Before I get a slap-- How do i post that as a ***link""" ?

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Copy the URL to your clipboard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3nu5PkoyLc

Select the hyperlink icon on the bottom row.

bubblecar.jpg

Paste the URL into the 'box' and press OK

**LINK**

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 26/11/2016 09:06:01

 

 

Like this?

**LINK**

Excuse the test !!!!!

Thanks

 

 

Edited By Sam Longley 1 on 26/11/2016 17:44:29

SillyOldDuffer26/11/2016 17:59:51
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Never mind tin cans. No one has mentioned the deadly dangers of bean-fed flatulence yet.

Is it true that it's very unwise for aircrew to eat Baked Beans just before taking an unpressurised aircraft up to 30,000'?

Dave

Howard Lewis27/11/2016 21:22:06
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THEY should do something about this!

My usual comment about H&S pundits is that they should not have doors on their offices, for fear of trapping their fingers.

I am told that near here is a factory where the H&S office has a door leading into the main office, but the inner office for the "supremo"', has no door. At least someone seems to practice what he preaches.

Has Common Sense, just like telling the truth, been made illegal, or is it just extinct? Seems to be very little about these days.

Howard

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