Well, It’s Christmas Eve Eve, and I hope that means those of you inclined to be celebrating the Christmas Holiday have wrapped all of your presents, sent all of your cards, cooked all of your cookies and sweets and are ready to enjoy a restful weekend. I hope everyone is keeping warm and enjoying the hopefully peaceful company of loved ones. ‘Kay. Enough of that. Onto…
Recently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall of more than 50 million Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds, citing the potential hazard of children becoming entangled in the cords and strangling themselves. Five children have died of strangulation and 16 others have been nearly strangled has been the victim of the dangerous shade cords, a mortality rate of less than .000001%.
Despite the fact that the chances of getting strangled by the shades are far less than the chances of being killed in an auto accident, the commission is not recalling autos. However, in a related story, paper manufacturers across the world are recalling paper, a product which is widely known for being the source of many painful and ugly cuts.
Following the lead of the CPSC, the FDA has announced that, due to the potential hazard that such things as alcohol, narcotics, and even food, present to the American consumer, these items also are being recalled in an effort to curb the potential for holiday-related kecking.
keck: / kek / to retch or heave, as if about to vomit. 2. to feel or show great disgust.