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Toasted Skin Syndrome: Should laptop makers be accountable?

Yesterday we reported about the case of a 12-year-old boy who suffered from a condition called “Toasted Skin Sydrome”, which was caused by having a laptop on his skin for hours at a time. We all know how hot a laptop gets, and I would never have one on my lap with nothing on my legs for a prolonged amount of time.

You can be certain that there will be parents out there who will feel like this is a case to be taken to the courts to try to get compensation from the laptop maker. However, I do not think that the likes of Dell, Sony, Toshiba etc should not be accountable — what parent would allow their child to sit with a hot item on their lap for any number of hours?

It is no secret that children do not listen to their parents most of the time, but something is wrong when they are up in their room or anywhere else in the house with a hot laptop on their lap, and the parents not thinking that this isn’t right.

We know that it is a sad case when someone suffers from “Toasted Skin Sydrome”, but this is self-inflicted and negligent on both the child and the parent.

Who do you think is to blame for this condition?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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