Jun 22, 2011
I wanted to warn all of my MH friends about a potentially dangerous product out there. We need to contact manufacturers, our Congress members, anyone who will listen to educate the public about this danger! I'm actually the latest victim, with a back injury and subsequent Sciatica. These products are made by different companies, so you have to check your homes and see what brand you have so you know who to contact.
The dangerous product is a laundry basket. Apparently, the user is not supposed to overfill the basket with 15 loads of laundry and then attempt to pick it up. I'm angry because there was NO warning label indicating to me the proper and safe use of said basket. I would personally like to see these (and the related laundry chore) outlawed all together but I think we could at least push for stronger legislation on how these products are managed.
I received a medical cleearance, absolving me of ANY clothes washing or laundry tasks for the rest of my life, so I'll be safe, but I worry about all of you. We need to come together and protect each other. Since this happened to me yesterday, my eyes have been opened to the scary and dangerous world of household chores. The laundry basket is the tip of the iceberg. Dishwashers are unsafe also, the dishes can be HOT and slippery when the machine is unloaded! Even washing dishes by hand gives no safety guarantees, as the dish soap could EASILY find its way into a cut and sting like mad. Plus, now with my back injury, I've been advised not to lift anything heavy, so I'm not even taking a chance! A wet and soapy dishcloth is heavy!
Running the sweeper is another task that really should be outlawed. It's heavy, cumbersome, and the dirt cup/bag that requires emptying produces dust in the air that NONE of us should be exposed to! Imagine those with allergies! It's just irresponsible of the founder of household chores to expect us to put ourselves in harm's way each and every day.
I will continnue my fight against this outrage, and I would like to hear from all of you YOUR take on these dangers and other household chores YOU feel threatens our well being! We'll band together and put a stop to this madness! I've started with a laundry basket, but will not stop until we are safe in our homes. Safe in our newly dirty homes.
LAUNDRY BASKETS ARE UNSAFE! BAN LAUNDRY (<--------I'm having bumper stickers made of this catch phrase, please contact me if you are interested in ordering one)
Thanks for listening and supporting this important cause!!