Early 3D TV adopters may be scared off by safety warnings
By Paul Hayes
SYDNEY, NSW: As Samsung 3D TVs enter the Australian market, the company has released an extensive list of health warnings that may discourage potential early adopters.
The warnings specifically include cautions for young children, teenagers, pregnant women and the elderly, as well as people with epilepsy or under the influence of alcohol.
Speaking with Current.com.au, spokesperson for consumer group Choice, Elise Davidson, said such a list of warnings could affect people’s attitudes to adopting the technology straight away.
“People could certainly think twice about it.”
Choice’s message to potential 3D customers is one of extreme caution.
“Consumers shouldn’t rush out and buy a 3D TV unless they feel they absolutely must have one,” said Davidson.
“If they fall into one of the risk groups for health issues they’re more likely to have a better idea whether or not they’re going to be affected if they wait a while and see what happens.”
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