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The Christmas gift from one of my brothers to all three of my kids arrived over the weekend, and the wife and I let our brood open it yesterday so they would have something to do on their snow day besides complain about TV-watching restrictions. It’s a cool set of building blocks and they had hours of fun. Mission accomplished. Then, today, I was cleaning up a mess and found a notice tucked inside the packaging: “Please note! This toy is not suitable for children below the age of three, as small parts could be swallowed or inhaled.” Harmless enough–the sort of thing I see in toy boxes all the time these days. But it repeats this message in 40 different languages! Have the trial lawyers really sunk their claws into the Philippines and Ukraine?


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