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16 Jun 2010, 20:14
The Dear One Baby Carrier is the safest and most comfortable baby carrier available today. The hard plastic exterior retains its shape despite minor impacts, protecting baby from the outside, while the thick interior “comfort pad” acts as a shock absorber inside. The interior design has been comfort-tested by thousands of infants, and the exterior handles have been designed with the arms and hands of caring parents in mind. Perhaps best of all, the Dear One Baby Carrier converts easily from an at-large carrier to a car seat, reducing the risk to baby posed by being shifted from one carrier to another.

Which of the following, if true, would most undermine the claim to safety made on behalf of the Dear One Baby Carrier?

A. An infant safety commission announces that most dropping accidents involving infants occur when a parent is the primary caretaker.
B. A survey conducted by a popular magazine reveals that a large number of parents are still not aware of the danger posed to infants by putting their carriers in the front seat.
C. A parents’ group endorses the Dear One Baby Carrier as the most convenient baby carrier to take on vacation.
D. A manufacturer adds a “danger of suffocation” label to the bedding used for the interior of the Dear One Baby Carrier.
E. An article written by a pediatrician states that at-large baby carriers do not safely double as car seats.

The OA is E. I feel the answer should be D. Your thoughts, guys?
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17 Jun 2010, 02:36
Hi,

Conclusion - The Dear One Baby Carrier is the safest and most comfortable baby carrier available today
Strongest support - Perhaps best of all, the Dear One Baby Carrier converts easily from an at-large carrier to a car seat, reducing the risk to baby posed by being shifted from one carrier to another

General strategy would be to find a gap and then attack the conclusion. But since the there is an option which attacks the strongest support the author poses, i.e option E -An article written by a pediatrician states that at-large baby carriers do not safely double as car seats, this option will definitely weaken the argument.
So E.

Coming to the option D, this option may weaken to some extent, but option E is a stronger candidate.

Hope this helps
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04 Jul 2010, 07:43
I disagree with the OA on this question.

To me...D. makes the most sense.

The device is a baby carrier, the safety of the carrier is explained in regard to 3 aspects:

1. Exterior hard shell
2. Interior shock absorber
3. Reduced risk of dropping during carrier to car seat transfer

Choice E. does not specifically reference this model of baby carrier
E. An article written by a pediatrician states that at-large baby carriers do not safely double as car seats.

So this claim is not in specific reference to the baby carrier described here. Even if it were, the named baby carrier still has 2 other undisputed safety aspects.

In addition "suffocation" means death by lack of oxygen.

So there is also the difference between a product that is not safe, and a product that may cause death.

This question could be improved by removing the words "at-large".
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