December 8th, 2011

crossed heart

scalds –

Originally published at Cassie Alexander. You can comment here or there.

Here's a very short article about pull-down scalds at the Consumerist.

And ZOMG so many people in the comments are idiots.

I do like a lot of the Consumerist's reporting, but the commentary over there is balls. Guess what -- we do see a *ton* of pull-down scalds, and very frequently those are from noodle-cups. Sometimes parents make mistakes. Sometimes kids are hyper. I love how a significant percentage of people in the comments there are completely perfect parents who have never spilled anything, ever.

There's wanting to keep the Government out of your everything (which I disagree with, but which is a super popular sentiment over there) and then there's maybe having some compassion for burned kids and parents who already feel bad enough. Sheesh.