Thursday, April 15, 2010


Don't watch so much TV!

For once that warning isn't coming from a nagging parent. Instead, it's Samsung that's issuing the warning. Samsung issued an alert on its Australian website warning children and teenagers with a family history of epilepsy or strokes that watching 3D television could heighten their risk of seizures or strokes.

"Children and teenagers may be more susceptible to health issues associated with viewing in 3D and should be closely supervised when viewing these images," Samsung said on its website. "Even those without a personal or family history of epilepsy or stroke may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause photosensitive epileptic seizures."

Samsung's warning is also intended for pregnant women, elderly people, people who suffer from serious medical conditions and sleep-deprived people.

Samsung instructed consumers to immediately stop watching the 3D TV if they experience any of the following symptoms:

  • altered vision
  • lightheadedness
  • dizziness
  • involuntary movements such as eye or muscle twitching
  • confusion
  • nausea
  • convulsions
  • cramps; and/ or
  • disorientation


  1. Thanks for the warning - I think its always a danger when the latest and greatest of technology is rushed out to market without enough warnings being given to unsuspecting consumers

  2. Thank you so much for the information. Anyway, I am a "more books, less tv" kind of a guy... And you just gave me one more reason to avoid the idiot box!

    And I admire the effectiveness and enthusiasm in your various posts!

    Count me in as a frequent visitor.

    God Bless!

  3. Hi magicdarts and Maulik. My apologies for the late reply. I had been busy with family matters lately.

    I am with you guys. Latest technologies does not always necessarily mean much good for consumers. Consumers got to use it at their own discretion and risks. The problem is despite warnings from manufacturers, consumers normally do not heed the seriousness of it and may potentially suffer the brunt of their own careless attitude.

    I think it is always prudent to take a step back, wait and see attitude when comes to handling new electrical and electronic gadgets released in the market.


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