Saturday, February 21, 2015

Lost in Translation

I bought a blood pressure wrist cuff instrument -- just like the kind they used daily in the rehab hospital. It's difficult to go from having every everything monitored daily to having nothing. So this instrument works well... once I figured out that 220 was the date, and not my top number of blood pressure!

That sort of led me to reading the instruction manual, and this company is in dire need of a translator. Here are the warnings about this instrument (word for word!)

  • Disturbance of blood circulation patient uses under the doctor's instructions.
  • Treatment on the basis of the measure result yourself is dangerous.
  • This product only use for human body blood pressure to measure.
  • Please make sure to use the special-purpose wristband. (this is the only one that makes sense, sort of)
  • Don't disassemble, repair or transform by yourself.
  • It can not be used for baby or people who can not be right to express their willing.
Of course, it's important to be right to express your willing, right?


Mary said...

Omg those are great. I'm guessing Chinese is their native language.

Barbara said...

Even though it's not English, I do understand all of the warnings though!