Saturday, November 15, 2008

More on frustration-free packaging

The NY Times reports that additional retailers and manufacturers, including Sony, Microsoft and Best Buy, following in Amazon's footsteps and are creating alternatives to the plastic “clamshell” packages that no human hand can destruct. From the article:

Impregnable packaging has incited such frustration among consumers that an industry term has been coined for it — “wrap rage.” It has sent about 6,000 Americans each year to emergency rooms with injuries caused by trying to pry, stab and cut open their purchases, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

I thought this was an eco-initiative and than a consumer safety and satisfaction thing but either way, less plastic, right?


becky said...

Well either way...if they are going to finally get rid of that horrible think plastic...I'm all for it.

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