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Old 04-23-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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Microwave Oven Registration

I was browsing an old (copyright 1972) microwave oven cookbook. I came across the following statement:

All radio and television stations are licensed for uses as specified by the FCC. Since the oven emits electromagnetic waves somewhat like a broadcasting station, if you purchase or now own a microwave oven, you will be required to register as the owner with the manufacturer, so the location of the oven will be known at all times. If you sell it, or purchase one through an original owner, you are required to notify the manufacturer.

Was there really such a law at one time? I searched the internet, but found nothing about this matter.

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Old 04-23-2008, 08:34 PM   #2
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That's amazing, Pete. And, at this moment, I'm nearly wetting my pants at the idea of such a thing. Bizarre, to say the least.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:48 PM   #3
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I beliee that requirement died an early death.
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I took the label off my pillow too. Shhhhhhhhhhhhh!
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:23 PM   #5
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I bet they were really concerned with your safety, and had no intention of sending you unsolicited advertizing materials, or selling your name and address to mass marketing groups.
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:59 PM   #6
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Registering an appliance usually insures that if there is ever a dangerous problem with it, that you'd be immediately notified about what to do.

A recall would then be placed on the product - as in the case of the earlier models of Maytag dishwashers. Then at some point in time, the appliance would either be repaired at no cost to you or replaced.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:19 PM   #7
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What? You do not register your nuker with the FCC, OSHA, the FBI and the CIA?

Yeah, the paperwork is tough but am not worried about the microwave police coming into my house in the middle of the night.

I feel very sorry for those who do not observe the law.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:13 PM   #8
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I don't think it's a law any more. Times have changed. As Andy M. said above, it's dead.

Oh. OSHA investigates occupational injuries and work safety hazards, while the FBI & CIA handle criminal matters and corruption cases.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:17 PM   #9
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That was never the question Corey. The question was...

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Was there really such a law at one time?
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:33 AM   #10
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Yes I know. I read that part also.
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