May 7, 2002
9:23 PM   Subscribe

Big organization carelessly ships dangerous free gifts to new customers. Those greedy, uncaring, heartless, soulless corporations, at it again. Oh wait... this time it was Consumer Reports that did it.
posted by pmurray63 (4 comments total)
Whoops! Apply egg liberally to face.

"Honey? Hand me the flashlight from the glovebox. I can't see the tire valve in this light"....

Comedy ensues.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:44 PM on May 7, 2002

Sure CU dropped the ball here, but I think many companies would do the same. If the chances of getting sued successfully and for too much money are on the side of the consumer then sure, if not too bad. Unless CU can prove they have a much higher standard of quality then, say, GM then its just business as usual.
posted by skallas at 2:24 AM on May 8, 2002

Consumer Reports has enough credibility that a little slip like this won't do a thing except prove that they aren't perfect...but 99.999999999% is pretty damn good!

They are quite possibly one of the last of the non-whores for the corporate world in existence and that is worth points. A champion of the consumer instead of the producer. What an idea!
posted by nofundy at 11:13 AM on May 8, 2002

The trouble with Consumer Reports is that they seem extremely competent until you read one of their reports on something you already know something about. For example, their reviews of stereo equipment are routinely mocked by audiophiles. Once you realize their judgment is worthless in one or two areas, you have to wonder just how much of their seeming competence on other topics is merely an illusion.
posted by kindall at 1:47 PM on May 8, 2002

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