chatillion 70M
3157 posts
7/5/2014 4:34 pm
Sealed for YOUR protection...

Okay... I've been doing humorous blogs all week and now it's time for a serious blog.

After the 1982 Tylenol Tampering scare, where someone laced bottles of Tylenol with cyanide, manufacturers of nearly all food and drug products have begun making (and marking) their products 'tamper resistant' and the user must bear this cost built-into the price of the product. To make you feel safer, they have adopted the phrase "Sealed for your protection"

If you know me... I see things differently. It's really not sealed for your protection.. it's sealed for THEIR protection. No company wants to be affected with product tampering. They all learned from Johnson & Johnson, certainly the lawsuit repercussions could drive any healthy business into financial ruin.

How 'resistant' are these packages? Actually, some are very little.

Years ago a box of pills had a folded tab for easy open and close. Many are replaced with a glued flap... Tamper resistant? maybe not... Tamper evident? Yes.

English is a lovely language, probably the word 'resistant' has more legal or marketing sense than the word 'evident'. Either way, we must tear off, zip, strip, fold, crack & peel off layers of plasticized foil just to get at the product. It is what it is... this is the world we live in now and it's not going to be any less.

I just have a problem with the way they label condoms. It shouldn't be sealed for your protection. Isn't it really sealed for your projection?

Think about that... sealed for your projection.

Thanks for reading my blog... !

chatillion 70M
1537 posts
7/5/2014 8:08 pm

No... was it any good?

beyondfantasy3 111M
4737 posts
7/6/2014 9:39 am

I detest that very thick hard to cut plastic. Some of it will cut you if you don't cut it carefully.
It should be "OUTLAWED" it probably takes forever to break down in the landfills.

beyondfantasy3 111M
4737 posts
7/6/2014 9:40 am

I think soft drinks were made better when they were produced and put in the old glass bottles.