Hi Cheryl and others,
Inherent dangers reside in use of many tools and implements. Once, quite accidentally, I sent a staple from an ordinary stapler through a finger and sent forth an expletive. These things happen. When using sharp objects from scissors to needles and rotary cutters, caution is the rule of the day. I currently have a gash on my index finger from a rotary cutter and a slipped ruler. Mea culpa. I use these sharp objects -- although I do not "run" with them!!! -- and I have to assume responsibility for injuries.
On the OTHER HAND, what I will not assume responsibility for is Janome's reckless promotion of the 15000 as an Apple-wifi-compatible device. Before I purchased, I inquired and researched what they meant by "use on your laptop," and NOWHERE did I find their definition of such as a WINDOWS-only laptop. So, while I'll take the bumps and scratches along the way, I remain a loyal Mac user who is infuriated with Janome's very poor representation of their product and its capabilities. Further, I certainly DID ask my dealer, and got the green light from them. Why? Janome apparently does a VERY poor job of educating their dealers and so MANY are notoriously NOT as computer literate as these new machines demand! Do I fault my dealer? No! They did not have malicious intentions. I do, however, strongly fault Janome for deceptive and misleading practices. Additionally, I think their website, of ALL sewing companies, is the ultimate WORST!
Is there anything one can do to push the case for corporate responsibilty when advertising or communicating about a product? I spent a lot of money and made a big sacrifice to get the 15000, and remain frustrated and highly disenchanted. The needle threader is but ONE issue!