Wrap rage! – According to a poll of Pennsylvania adults, about 17% experienced an injury or knows someone who was injured while opening gifts during past seasons. Wrap rage is defined as anger brought on by the frustration of trying to open a factory-sealed purchase. A March 2006 story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quoted Todd Marks, a senior editor at Consumer Reports, as saying, “Today’s packages force consumers to fight tooth and nail to get at what’s inside.” The same article also claims that 2001 Census Bureau data shows people suffer twice the injuries from packaging than injuries from skateboards or swimming pools.
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