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Congressmen Wants Warning Labels On Video Games Rated "E" And Up
2012-03-21 12:57:28

Congressmen are trying to get a bill approved that would see that video games with an "E" rating and above are equipped with a health warning label. Congressman Joe Baca (D-CA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) introduced a bill on Monday that would force game publishers to print warning labels on their products to warn parents of possible aggressive behavior. If approved, game labels would have to read: "WARNING: Exposure to violent video games has been linked to aggressive behavior." The...

Obama Appeals Court Ruling On Unconstitutionality Of Tobacco Labels
2012-03-06 14:39:39

The Obama administration has launched an appeal against the ruling of a U.S. court which found that a mandate requiring tobacco corporations to place large, grisly images as health warnings on cigarette packages violates the First Amendment right to free speech. In his ruling on February 29, D.C. District Judge Richard Leon found that the attempt by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to force cigarette makers to display graphic pictures of blackened lungs, rotten teeth and sickly...

2010-11-08 19:38:59

Health Canada's cancellation of plans to renew tobacco warning labels on cigarette packages may lead to increased smoking rates and smoking-related illnesses and deaths, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101583.pdf. Ten years ago, Canada was a leader in warning labels and other effective tobacco policies. Abandoning this labeling policy may be a set back for efforts in Canada, particularly as labels are...

2010-07-12 10:11:00

Grand Prize Winner - "Drive 'N' Talk Speakerphone - Not for use while driving!" Video and Photos Available at www.wackywarninglabelstv.com NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The winners are in - and the list is crazier than ever! The 13th annual Wacky Warning Labels(TM) Contest, which reaches tens of millions of Americans each year, entertains and alarms the nation about the lawsuit-happy culture and the lengths to which companies must go to avoid lawsuits. Here are the...

2009-04-30 11:47:16

A warning submitted by a man in Hampton, Ga., regarding the use of a portable toilet has topped this year's Wacky Warning Label Contest, an event sponsor says. The Foundation for Fair Civil Justice said in a release that Hampton resident Steve Shiflett won the 2009 Wacky Warning competition by sending in a warning label attached to The Off-Road Commode. Not for use on moving vehicles, the label on the portable toilet, which can be attached to a vehicle's trailer hitch, reads. Other winning...

2008-08-21 21:00:29

By Richard Berman CHANCES are good that in the past 22 years, you've seen warning labels on everyday items cautioning that you've been exposed to chemicals that the State of California has deemed dangerous. Chances are slim, however, that you have actually developed cancer or endangered your unborn child due to such activities as operating a flashlight, holding a fishing rod, unwinding a set of Christmas tree lights, or squeezing shampoo from a bottle. Why? Because despite their warning...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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