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  • To warn about a product

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  • To limit the intended scope of the product

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  • Some or all of the above within the context of actual purchase consideration

    2 28.57%
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    Disclaimers - what's the purpose?

    Why must we all suffer through disclaimers about products we're not ever going to buy? Is it an advertisement or a government warning? Should the government insist on disclaimers in all advertising or just at the point of purchase? Does a disclaimer read at 4x's the speed of human speech actually make a claim at all?
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    Re: Disclaimers - what's the purpose?

    I like the last choice, lol.

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    Re: Disclaimers - what's the purpose?

    To limit potential lawsuits.

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    Re: Disclaimers - what's the purpose?

    If you are talking about those drug commercials then I pick "Some or all of the above within the context of actual purchase consideration". Because a lot of the benefits of those drugs seem to start sounding good until you consider the negative side effects.

    If you are talking about warning labels and disclaimers of regular products like allergy information contains peanuts on a jar of peanut butter or warning do not use in shower on a hair dryer then it is rat lawyer proof their products. These blatantly obvious warning labels exist because greedy rat lawyers similar to the Fred Phelps variety will sue.
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    Re: Disclaimers - what's the purpose?

    I dunno. *






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    Re: Disclaimers - what's the purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    To limit potential lawsuits.
    This is pretty much it, all it takes is for one retard to get himself hurt and find the right lawyer.
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    Re: Disclaimers - what's the purpose?

    Disclaimers are a subtle warning for using the product or service. They are mainly used to avoid criminal or civil recourse.

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    Re: Disclaimers - what's the purpose?

    Depends on which country. US = to avoid being sued. Europe = to warn or give information about a product that is critical in its use.
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    Re: Disclaimers - what's the purpose?

    I picked the fourth option. The disclaimers that really get under my skin are for medicines, because they are absolutely useless. Just about every medication has a risk of severe side-effects these days. For disclaimers to be useful at all, they need to include percentages or something. Ideally, though, at least in the case of prescription drugs, I think they should make such disclaimers to the doctor, and then the doctor should be required to actually explain them to the prospective user. If adequately explained, that would seem like a much more reasonable bar against liability than having a vague warning in tiny text on the box.
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    Re: Disclaimers - what's the purpose?

    Its to cover the company in case of lawsuits.


    While I believe if a company puts out a defective product, they should be held accountable. I also believe that people need to be held accountable for their own actions. Disclaimers are the results of lawsuits.
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