on my crystal geyser 1 liter water bottle: "do not refill." WTF?

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  1. dolph

    dolph Diamond Member

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    it seems obvious why they would put it on the label, but who on earth would see that and think, "oooh, i better not refill it, otherwise i could get hurt!" :confused:
     
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    They put it on a lot of water bottles, I believe...
     
  3. Colt45

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    lmao. some marketing geniuses (genii? geniusi?) at that outfit.
     
  4. SoCo

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    I am guessing it would be some sort of warning to stop people from refilling and selling again but that's still really dumb...
     
  5. brxndxn

    brxndxn Diamond Member

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    This whole wide world is lame!
     
  6. Kaervak

    Kaervak Diamond Member

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    They just don't want you to fill it up with tap water and find out that it's the same thing is all.
     
  7. bleeb

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    They say the bacteria concentration exponentially explodes in there and so more people are getting sick from reusing their water bottles.
     
  8. Corporate Thug

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    correct
     
  9. thomsbrain

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    rinse it out well with a little detergent, fill it a 1/4 of the way up, then stick it in the freezer. when you want it, fill it the rest of the way and you've got a nice bottle of ice water. :) and they've never made me sick.




    ::falls over dead:: j/k
     
  10. Siddhartha

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    It is probably on there for legal reasons. Someone probably refilled a water bottle, got sick or hurt, and sued the water bottle company.
     
  11. ApacheXMD

    ApacheXMD Platinum Member

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    and doesn't chlorine from the plastic leech into the water over time?

    -patchy
     
  12. IEatChildren

    IEatChildren Senior member

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    Chances are the tapwater you'll be drinking will contain chlorine or fluoride anyway, so what's the difference?
     
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    The plastic most likely doesn't have chlorine in it. Most water bottles are PETE (carbon, hydrogen, oxygen) or polyethylene (carbon and hydrogen).
     
  14. iwearnosox

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    Oddly enough I was trying "splenda" sugar substitute, they mutate a chlorine atom onto a regular sugar molecule. It takes just like teh sugar but is it deadly now? :Q
     
  15. illusion88

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    I like to fill mine about 2/3 of the way up and then add water. Then I got some nice ICE!!
     
  16. vegetation

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    Just refill with an alcoholic beverage.. bacterial contamination wont be an issue and you'll get a better tasting drink :beer:
     
  17. habib89

    habib89 Diamond Member

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    duh!! stupid patchy

    oh, btw, it's been proven that these (not just crystal gyser, but almost all water bottles) grow bacteria pretty well.. people can easily get sick from reusing a bottle several times without washing it.. however i'm sure if you rinsed it with some soap, you'll be ok.. it's just to prevent those that dont' want to do that from getting sick..
     
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    im still missing buying the water in a bottle *looks at faucet* but maybe its just me
     
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    Taken from: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/swartz/17swartz_d1prerund.html



     
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    If you refill it with tap water and drink from it, you realize you're just paying for tap water, and you never buy again.
     
  22. techwanabe

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    They put the message on the bottle because alot of people have no common sense.

    Wash out the bottle periodically with some dish soap and hot water and you are good to go. Duh!
     
  23. dolph

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    dabuddha, thank you very much. (i never drank from the pool because of the chlorine, but i loved drinking from the garden hose)
     
  24. BZ

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    so wash it first!

    everytime we go out, we're like 50 feet out the door and my wife says "I need some water. I'll just stop here and buy some."

    I'm like, "We have a sink at home, with water in it!"