[Homeroast] New roaster

Seth Grandeau grandeau at gmail.com
Mon May 13 15:05:22 CDT 2013


I'm suddenly reminded of the lady who sued McDonalds for millions, when she
spilled hot coffee on herself.


On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 2:25 PM, John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com>wrote:

> Here here Ira.  Too true on the liability.  Sadly, people may not have to
> won a lawsuit against the manufacturer, but that does not mean the
> manufacturer has not had $10000's of dollars in legal fees defending
> against said suits, or had their insurance rates quadrupled because they
> were suddenly 'high risk'.  I wish I understood what makes some people sue
> happy for certain appliances and not others.
>
> John
>
>
> At 11:13 AM 5/13/2013, you wrote:
>
>> Hello Dennis,
>>
>> Sunday, May 12, 2013, 12:15 PM, you wrote:
>>
>> > I met Joe back in the day and safety was the motivating factor for the
>> > current design... (you cant trust an idiot to not burn the house down)
>>
>> And yet there are more than a few recommendations to run a Behmor with
>> 3/4 or 1/2 of the recommended weight of coffee.  I'm sure that 10 ounces of
>> coffee at P1-B-1lb stretched to 20:30 is in the range of consistent or at
>> least more than the occasional fire if ignored and I'd guess that most of
>> the home machines can be persuaded similarly.
>>
>> Maybe all coffee roaster boxes should just have the phrase "This machine
>> will burn your house down if not used properly" prominently displayed in
>> large red letters on the outside. It really is the users fault if it goes
>> wrong and the liability should not fall on the manufacturer.
>>
>> Has anyone ever successfully sued the manufacturer of a table saw for
>> cutting off a finger or of a stove top for starting a fire when forgetting
>> to turn down the heat when answering the phone?
>>
>> -- Ira
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