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# Consumer advocate: According to Toiko’s director of operatio

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Consumer advocate: According to Toiko’s director of operations, if she is made aware that even one of the company’s toys, used properly, has caused an injury, she temporarily stops production until the problem is fixed or permanently stops production of that toy. If that is true, then I assume that the reason Toiko has announced that it will stop production of its line of wooden puzzles for two months is that at least one individual using one of these puzzles properly has sustained an injury.

The flawed reasoning in the consumer advocate’s argument is most similar to the reasoning in which of the following choices?

A. Since the law states that every sales contract in this state must include a provision allowing purchasers 3 days in which to cancel a sale or renegotiate the terms of the contract, we can assume that local car dealers such as Auto Rex that do not include this provision in their contracts are not aware of this law.

B. Based on the guarantee that Hi-tone Books includes with all of its publications, if any of the books that the publishing company ships to customers is in any way damaged, Hi-Tone will either replace the book at no cost or, if the customer wishes, give a full refund. If so, then I assume I can be fully refunded for the cost of this Hi-Tone book, which arrived with a torn cover.

C. Frank, who was recently fired, must have made an offer to a client without first discussing this offer with one of his supervisors, since the company handbook clearly states that doing so is a justifiable reason for either suspension or termination of employment.

D. A nationwide plumbing company, Plumb Job, states on its website that if one of its parts either malfunctions or breaks completely within two years of installation, the company will repair the problem at no extra cost. Since Plumb Job recently installed new water heaters for a school at no cost, the company must have done work for the school in the past.

E.According to the rules of a card game, any player with a black card has the option of trading this card for a different card or returning the card to the deck. Since Allyson has a black card, she cannot choose to keep this card.
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07 Jul 2014, 01:05
C fits the bill. It mentions the "temporary suspension or permanent discontinuation" clause which relates properly with the argument. Is this understanding correct?
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Yep it is C.

From Argument:
Initial Premise Cause: Damage to Toys --> Effect: Stopping the Production
Conclusion is derived from Effect Cause: ? (Wooden puzzles Might be damaged) Effect: Stopping the production of Wooden Puzzles

Initial Premise Cause: Without the approval of Superior --> Effect: Termination
Conclusion is derived from Effect Cause: ? (Frank might have offered with out consulting superior) Effect: Frank Terminated
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24 Jul 2014, 07:16
Split between C and D.
Can anyone shed some light on this?
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24 Jul 2014, 22:32
I think the main point to keep in mind is that the reason mentioned is NOT the ONLY reason. So the toy might have been discontinued for any other reason besides safety ( say profitability) similarly Frank might have been terminated for any other reason ( say poor attendance )
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29 Aug 2014, 03:52
Right - D is tempting, however the reason that C is a better choice is that the conclusion of D is "Plumb Job must have done work for the school in the past" - logic that might not be right because we have no information regarding repeat business, but is not exactly the same as "the water heaters installed by Plumb Job must have broken in the first year" (a statement which would make D analogous to both C and the stem).
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