The latest rage is 'wrapping rage', and it's getting worse as
manufacturers pack their wares in ever more difficult and dense
packaging. A poll among the readers of Yours, the magazine
for the over-50s, found that 71% had hurt themselves while struggling
to open packaging, while 70% admitted that they had abandoned
efforts to open at least one package.
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The cost to the UK's National Health Service of injuries caused
by attempting to open impossible packaging was estimated at £12
million a year in 2001. 'Injury by packaging' was hospitalising
164 people a day.