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Posted by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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Slogan Causes Pencil Recall
Dec 1998




A company has recalled a batch of pencils after a fourth-grade student pointed out an embarrassing message that appeared after he sharpened his pencil.

The pencils carry the slogan ''Too Cool to Do Drugs.'' But the student noticed that when the pencils are sharpened and get shorter, the message becomes ''Cool to Do Drugs,'' then simply ''Do Drugs.''

As a result of the discovery by Kodi Mosier, a 10-year-old student at Ticonderoga Elementary School, the company, the Bureau for At-Risk Youth, based in Plainview, N.Y., recalled the pencils.

''We're actually a little embarrassed that we didn't notice that sooner,'' Darlene Clair, a spokeswoman, told The Plattsburgh Press-Republican.

A new batch of pencils will have the message written in the opposite direction, so when they are sharpened, they will read ''Too Cool To Do'' and finally ''Too Cool.''


http://www.nytimes.com/1998/12/12/nyregion/slogan-causes-pencil-recall.html
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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by Gold Member on Dec. 31, 2013 at 1:46 AM

laughing

JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on Jan. 2, 2014 at 1:03 PM

lol

JanuaryBaby06
by on Jan. 2, 2014 at 1:06 PM

I'd be very proud of my son if spotted and reported that :D

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