Really just a simple question, and it isn't limited to the U.S. by the way.. these idiot proof labels are used in Europe too and probably other parts of the world.
So examples are that people now need to be warned that coffee is actually hot, and also warned not to use an iron on your clothes while wearing them There are too many other examples of idiot proofing and companies who have had to pay out big money to people who managed a moment of idiocracy win against common sense.
To my mind this costs those companies money (in damages) and then some to idiot proof their products.
So, does lack of commonsense drive pricing up for consumers due to the above actions?
Feel free to comment with examples or whatever.