Originally Posted by iloveprint
I think it depends on the object and what itís being re-purposed for. Take your sprinklers for example. Before running out and telling people they should give them to their dogs you want to make sure that they are non-toxic and safe to chew on. If you told people it was a good idea to use them as dog toys and one of their dogs bit a piece off and a.) choked or b.) had intestinal complications afterwards you might be looking at a lawsuit on your hands. So just take precautionary measures. But if youíre selling something like a drinking glass and want to also sell it as a flower vase, go right ahead.
This is key, I agree with this 100%, if you decide to go through with this, handling things like this upfront will save so much headache later on down the road.. not to mention lawsuits.
I would recommend that you re brand it as specifically a dog toy. If you try and keep it for as a double use product then it may actually be detrimental as you are losing your specific target market
. When people are searching for a dog toy, they want a toy that's been specifically made and tailored to the needs of their dog, they wouldn't want to know that it has been re-purposed.