Friday, June 01, 2007

MAY -TAGS THE KID? ( not funny)

I have given this story (PLEASE SCROLL DOWN SHOULD YOU WANT TO READ IT FIRST) a long hard thought, and it still makes no sense to me. Who would manufacture a dishwasher that would turn on only when closed? I have a dish washer and am in the firm belief that terminology therein suggests that I should not have to wash dishes before I put them in.

So you would have dirty dishes in a dishwasher and leave it open?

Or is it so small that you can only put 2 plates and 2 coffee cups along with some cutlery?

That small would indicate a small child would not fit unless you cut him in little pieces.

During the flooding with Katrina, anyone smart enough to put valuables in a dish washer found them safe even after 10' of water. They all bragged about it. I can not think of any incident where one turned on after the electric came on and washed the shit all by itself.

Anyway, I am not a parent, but how in anyone’s imagination could a small child crawl into a dishwasher, close it and turn it on?

As I said, I do not have children, but why would the little guy leave his “blanky” in front of the machine? When I was very fond of little bear and freddy the dog we never parted company. I still have little bear and freddy the "now decaying dog".

Foul Play by the brother; perhaps, but I would say the ultimate responsibility lies on the parents.

If you have young children, I am not going to go on more, but even if a dishwasher exists where it turns on when you close it; well why would you have it in your home?

I will follow this odd story as it unfolds.

Cops: Toddler Dies After Climbing Into Dishwasher, Starting CycleAuthorities are still investigating, but said it appeared the boy's death was accidental.

"This is probably the hardest, most emotional scene that these investigators will ever work," said Chief Deputy Jeremy Clark of the White County sheriff's office.

Blake Kurck was found dead in his home near the White County town of Romance at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff's office said. The boy's 13-year-old brother found him inside the appliance, which was running, authorities said.

"The baby's blanket was lying in front of the dishwasher, so (the brother) opened it," Clark said.

Police have not released how the boy died, but said cause of death would likely be heat exposure. A preliminary report showed no prior trauma on the boy, the sheriff's office said.

"What we have found out so far would suggest that this is a tragic accident; however the case is still open and we're still looking," Clark said.

The dishwasher was empty when the child got inside, police said. Investigators said the dishwasher was a Maytag model that automatically started when the door closed.

"The death of any child is tragic," said Monica Teague, a spokeswoman for Whirlpool Corp., which makes Maytag dishwashers.

Teague said Whirlpool's appliances are certified for child safety through an independent product testing corporation.

"All our appliances go through rigorous testing," Teague said.


bwcubed said...

I think it would be very difficult for a toddler (not impossible, but difficult) to climb in with the racks and such, sticking, poking, hurting and then when inside even being able to reach out to door that is completely open and lift it and close. I have to say, seems like this story is missing something.

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