About a month ago, I was going through the drawer in my kitchen where I keep booklets on warranties for appliances and technical equipment. I was having a problem with my laptop. I reached for my Toshiba Resource Guide GMA 500938010. I thought I had read all of the accompanying booklets and safety instructions when I first purchased my laptop. When I opened the booklet, to my surprise, my eyes were directed to language I never noticed before. I will share it with you because if you are in the technology world it applies to you too.
"Warning. Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known in the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling."
I had been handling this cord for years. Never washing my hands after its use. I can tell you that at my age, over 60, I certainly do not plan on giving birth to no baby, but what about my grandchildren, my friends children, and anybody else of reproductive age? What other harm could handling this cord cause?
How many of you plug in your laptops on a regular basis and had no clue you needed to wash your hands after handling the power cord/cable to the AC adaptor? Find your manuals for your laptop and other equipment and see if you find similar language. Do you thoroughly read all instructions in the booklets before using your electronic equipment, tools or appliances? It not, maybe the time to start is now.