PrawfsBlawg Proposes New Federal Consumer Law: All Instruction Manuals Shall Be Posted Online
I'm not usually one to lobby for new laws, but given that there are already so many of them coming out of Congress each year, adding just one more proposed by the PrawfsBlawg yesterday can't really hurt, can it?
PrawfsBlawg's Eric Johnson, like me and many others, I assume, is tired of having to file and save
instruction manuals for consumer products, a practice that Johnson says "is absurdly out of date." He proposes the following new federal law to remedy this situation:
commercial manufacturers of consumer products
that are sold with instructions, manuals or other such documentation
shall permanently label such products with a URL web address where consumers may download copies of
the documentation. The Federal Trade Commission shall have the
authority to promulgate regulations under this Act and to bring
Such a law, Johnson says, would unclutter offices and homes; be an economic benefit in
productivity gained and time saved for millions of consumers; save trees; and, for safety-based products like car seats, maybe even save lives.
You have my vote!
Posted by Bruce Carton on June 24, 2010 at 12:04 PM | Permalink
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