Friday, July 20, 2007
We just bought a contraption called a “Rechargeable Mosquito-hitting Swatter.” It’s basically an electrified tennis racket. When you swat a mosquito with it – ZAP! – the disease-ridden pest meets its maker. It’s a good invention, though I doubt it would pass muster with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The swatter is made in China, of course, and the English-language warnings printed on the package are pretty hilarious. To wit:
1. For more safety, do not press the switch or touch the surface of net when swatter is in charge.
2. Please do not finger the medium-layer net.
3. Please shake swatter for cleaning off insect carcasses which remain in net. Be sure don’t wash it with water, so as to avoid shortcircuit.
4. The swatter may become without high-voltage or in low-voltage conditions when it absorbe damp in wet weather, the effect will be declined. Then, it can be dried by blowing with electric blower or shining with sunshine. The effect will be recovered soon.
5. Children must instruce under adult when use it.
(Is that last one even legal in the United States?)