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General Chat Thread, Selling electrical goods to parents in General; Now, im pretty sure we should have some sort of clause along he lines of "if for some reason something ...
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    Selling electrical goods to parents

    Now, im pretty sure we should have some sort of clause along he lines of "if for some reason something horrible happens whilst using this equipment, its not our fault"?

    Is that right?

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    It would be advisable yes

    And if your school asks for donations rather than set payments, you're not required to charge VAT.

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    oh yeah, its donations all the way!

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    You'd be wise to print stickers such as:
    Do not use in the bath or shower.
    Do not take internally


    Better safe than sorry.

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    May contain nuts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    May contain nuts?
    That's what the main school sign says here

    Ben

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    I've even seen packets of nuts in the supermarket with 'May contain nuts' written on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I've even seen packets of nuts in the supermarket with 'May contain nuts' written on them
    I would expect more than a trace!

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    well, peanuts are actually legumes so the label isn't as silly as you think
    Last edited by chazzy2501; 22nd May 2012 at 03:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I would expect more than a trace!
    People don't have common sense anymore according to these 'food organisations' that invent these standards.

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    It's more worrying when you read the back of something like a "cheese string" or "peperami" and see "warning: may contain nuts" even though not one of the ingredients is nuts nor would you ever expect to find nuts in the product.

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    Get them to sign for receipt for the goods (even if you don't charge them any money) and disclaim any warranty or liability on the receipt. Specifically say that it is their responsibility to check that the goods are fit for any purpose they put them to. If you want to play really safe, get a quick PAT test done.

    That won't necessarily save you from being sued! You can't kill someone and expect to have a defence that they signed something saying that it was OK to kill them. But the process above should be seen as reasonable, and the addition of a PAT test would be strong evidence that you took steps to ensure the equipment was safe (especially if it was something that has been unused for many years).

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    Quote Originally Posted by petay87 View Post
    It's more worrying when you read the back of something like a "cheese string" or "peperami" and see "warning: may contain nuts" even though not one of the ingredients is nuts nor would you ever expect to find nuts in the product.
    True, although I wouldn't eat a cheese string. God knows what else is in it! It makes more logical sense though, seeing as the product isn't advertised as 'nuts' was the point I was making

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    Quote Originally Posted by petay87 View Post
    It's more worrying when you read the back of something like a "cheese string" or "peperami" and see "warning: may contain nuts" even though not one of the ingredients is nuts nor would you ever expect to find nuts in the product.
    It's just to cover themselves in the case of any cross-contamination in the packing factory.

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    I brought Salmon from Sainsburys and it said on the packaging contains: FISH

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