Do avocados need a warning label?

omg 12/05/2017

A British plastic surgeon has suggested for avocados to have warning labels following a rise of knife injuries related to the stone fruit.

Plastic surgeon Simon Eccles, of British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, says he treats around four patients a week for “avocado hand”.

The surgeon told a local British paper: “People do not anticipate that the avocados they buy can be very ripe and there is minimal understanding of how to handle them. We don’t want to put people off the fruit but I think warning labels are an effective way of dealing with this.

In New Zealand, 303 people lodged 'avocado hand' injury claims over three years, with $87,527 paid out in that period.

Brooke Fraser also famously had to get surgery in 2015 after her own avocado knife incident, sharing to fans the knife she had been holding to cut her avocado had slipped, and "kinda sorta went through my hand".