San Francisco’s Cell-Phone Warning Requirement Rejected

Posted on November 4, 2011

According to various news sources, an ordinance announced in San Francisco that required all retailers to hang warning signs regarding cellular phone use has been blocked by the U.S. district court. Reports have declared that a Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said that this specific requirement happened to violate the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

San Francisco prior provision named “Cell Phone Right to Know” requested signs declaring “Studies continue to assess potential health effects of mobile phone use” to be affixed on displays in every cell phone store. The requirement only came to be due to warnings of the World Health Organization group regarding the possible cancer threats phones allegedly pose to users.

Reports from Alsup indicate that the alleged ordinance could be made legal if authorities requested that the signs simply stated the possible risks affiliated to cell phone usage. The fact that the signs carried a warning asserting cell phones pose a definitive threat to the health of all users is misleading.

As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer I urge all readers to be alert of possible health risks related to products we use in a daily basis. Remember to make all your doubts clear by conversing with your personal injury attorney if you ever find yourself victim in a product liability case.

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