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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Design Fault of the Year: contender II

Following hard on the heels of the magnet-sensitive pacemaker comes the Saudi-justice-inspired grass trimmer:

‘An Oxfordshire company has been fined £175,000 for selling a grass collector, which chopped off the hands of two of its users. Agricultural machinery firm Kubota UK was warned in 1999 that its bladed grass collector had injured a man. But the Thame-based company continued to supply the product unaltered until it was forced to stop in May 2004.’

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