Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: Some Assembly Required

Jim spotted this confusing sign at a Fry’s store in Campbell, Calif. On a display of compact fluorescent light bulbs, the store helpfully notes that some assembly is required. “Is it safe to assemble your own fluorescent light bulbs?” he wrote. “I mean with the dangerous mercury vapor and all?”

I’m all about putting things together myself, but I draw the lines somewhere near light bulbs. Maybe by “some assembly” they mean that you need to screw in the bulbs yourself. Or this is just a Target-style reality slip on the part of Fry’s.

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