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On Feb 27, 2006, at 6:34 PM, John Riley wrote:

Take the pencil for instance.  I'm not trying to be a smart aleck, just trying to understand what you're really saying.
Why not try putting a reasonable interpretation on it? Is a pencil unreasonably dangerous? The legal standard for product liability is whether a reasonable effort was made to prevent reasonably foreseeable misuse. In the case of the hanger it's reasonable to presume someone would try to hang a weight off a joist with the device. In the absence a warning to the contrary it's reasonable to assume that someone might not recognize the maximum capacity of the hanger. A reasonable person would indicate a maximum load rating for the device and remind the user about the possibility that the load might be dropped due to weakness of the item that the hanger is suspended from.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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