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    Anybody else notice this?

    In the holiday '05 issue of the Disney shopping catalogue, I noticed something a little unnerving printed directly underneath the Auctioneer Big Fig picture (which I circled in red for you in the pic).

    http://www.badongo.com/pic.php?file=...Scan0001-1.jpg

    In case it's a little hard to read in the pic, the warning label says:

    "WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, or birth defects or other reproductive harm."

    Should I be worried to have this thing in my house, or, from what I'm guessing is really the case here, you'd have to actually try to lick and eat the thing before it causes any harm?

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    Re: Anybody else notice this?

    Because of many California Laws they have to display this card. There could be something like lead inside the paint on the art piece or item that you purchase, or a material they use to make them.
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    Re: Anybody else notice this?

    Everything they sell at the Parks now has that warning, no big deal! Everywhere you go now, we have to be warned that the item has health hazards that go along with it. Prop 65!
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    Re: Anybody else notice this?

    I swear...warning labels these days are getting ridiculously overused.

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    Re: Anybody else notice this?

    The amounts in a single figure are so small it would take a really large amount of the chemical to have any effect. If you go to a china section of a Macy's or dept store they have the same thing. As Wolffy said Prop 65.
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    Re: Anybody else notice this?

    And remember, in other states, this same product is perfectly safe! So it all depends on where you live. It's a big joke at work that if you buy these particular dishes (or whatever) in Arizona, then you'll be fine.

    Do not lick your big figs. I think that's just a good rule anyhow.
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    Re: Anybody else notice this?

    Most likely it's lead in the paint. Not harmful as long as it's not injested, but thanks to all the lawsuits and Prop 65(?) it's now required.

    If you don't have small kids or dogs, then I wouldn't worry about it.

    I don't mind the label. But it would nice if they told you exactly what they're talking about

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    Re: Anybody else notice this?

    It has an * which is for the lamp not the figure, so it's got to be lead.
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    Re: Anybody else notice this?

    All of the new holiday lights & lighted decor have that same warning on them too; there was a big thing on the local news here the other night about it. It's exactly as stated...the lead warning from Prop 65. Just wash your hands after handling and don't snack on them.
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    Re: Anybody else notice this?

    It looks like the warning is actually for the lamp, not the auctioneer (note that it's starred, and there is a star/asterisk in the description for the SB Castle lamp.

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    Re: Anybody else notice this?

    The stained glass lamp is safe to have in your house provided that you don't have kids who like to lick the lamp...

    Lamps are NOT chew toys... Capiche?
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    Re: Anybody else notice this?

    Quote Originally Posted by scorsese
    I swear...warning labels these days are getting ridiculously overused.
    Unfortunately politicians just views us as stupid people who are only smart enough to pay taxes and nothing else .

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    Re: Anybody else notice this?

    Some other good ones are:

    On a name brand air conditioner:
    Caution: Avoid dropping air conditioners out of Windows


    On a name brand blow dryer:
    Warning: Do not use while sleeping



    On a White-Westinghouts 1600 Blow Dryer:
    Keep away from water



    On a Japanese Food Processor:
    Not to be used for anything else.



    On a Rowenta Iron:
    Warning: Never iron clothes on the body


    On a life preserver:
    This is NOT a life saving device!!!



    On McDonalds Coffee:
    Warning – contents may be hot.


    On a can of 7-up:
    Contents under pressure. Cap may blow off causing eye or other serious injury. Point away from face and people when opening.


    On a children’s Superman costume:
    Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.


    On a swimmer supporter jockstrap:
    This product is only to be prescribed by a physician and fit only by a trained technician.


    On graduation gowns:
    Do not wash or dryclean


    On a Power Puff Girls Halloween costume:
    You CANNOT save the world!!!


    On a pair of Ray-Ban Sunglasses:
    It is NOT suitable for driving under conditions of poor light


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    Re: Anybody else notice this?

    i love that website....

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    Re: Anybody else notice this?

    isn't the stained glass part made from eladed glass?.....if so it would require a warning. I think lead is more dangerous to small children, but I could be wrong....

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