Talk about a crash landing.
United Airlines sent their employees scarves that flight attendants are required to wear during October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
And, shockingly, the company-issued scarves adorned with tiny pink ribbons were slapped with warnings that they too might contain chemicals that can lead to cancer or reproductive harm.
It’s unclear if the carcinogenic caution was meant for the two printed scarves, which seem to be made of a synthetic silky material, or the plastic in which they were packaged.
However, a California-based employee and a family member who received the package found it “jarring.” They spoke to The Post on the condition of anonymity.
“It’s such a great gesture to acknowledge the cause, but somebody didn’t think it through while executing this. How would they miss something so flagrant. Something designed to bring cancer awareness might cause it,” said the family member, adding that they lost a very close relative to the horrific disease only a few months ago.
The source added that California can be “over the top sometimes but it was still a huge oversight.”
In 1986, California passed Proposition 65 that requires businesses to provide warnings about products that contain chemicals or exposure to chemicals that can cause cancer or other health issues. According to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, there are over 800 chemicals on their list.
United Airlines has not returned a request for comment.
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