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    Cyburbian GISgal's avatar
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    Wacky Warning Label

    This thread is inspired by Fear Factor gets sued.

    Warning labels on devices should be completely obvious to those with common sense. However, there are those that need warnings or are just opportunistic enough to sue when there is no warning label. Here's a site with a few: http://www.mlaw.org/wwl/

    The winning warning label prize went to this one:

    TOILET BRUSH THAT WARNS, “DO NOT USE FOR PERSONAL HYGIENE” WINS TOP PRIZE IN M-LAW’S EIGHTH ANNUAL WACKY WARNING LABEL CONTEST


    A flushable toilet brush that warns users, “Do not use for personal hygiene” has been identified as the nation’s wackiest warning label in an annual contest sponsored by a consumer watchdog group.
    What do you think of our lawsuit happy nation?

    Why should be people be warned?
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    Quote Originally posted by GISgal
    This thread is inspired by Fear Factor gets sued.

    Warning labels on devices should be completely obvious to those with common sense. However, there are those that need warnings or are just opportunistic enough to sue when there is no warning label. Here's a site with a few: http://www.mlaw.org/wwl/

    The winning warning label prize went to this one:



    What do you think of our lawsuit happy nation?

    Why should be people be warned?
    I've seen a toaster that said "do not use while bathing."
    I own a baby's "exer-saucer" or "activity center" that says "this device is not be used in a pool." Who in there right mind would put there kid in this and then think it would float in a pool!?
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    I still love the mouse poison that says "Harmful if swallowed"

    And the “Remove child before folding” on a folding stroller.
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    Bill Engvall does a bit on stupid warning labels on one of his albums. It's pretty good.

    I think the scariest label I have ever seen is on a tube of toothpaste, warning that if your two year old gets ahold of the stuff, call poison control immediately.
    Maintaining enthusiasm in the face of crushing apathy.

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    If you want stupid warning labels you can also find them in the Engrish.com site.
    Nothing more wacky than dumb warning labels and mistranslated english!

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    The electric hair dryer with the "DO NOT USE WHILE SHOWERING" label caught my eye.

    Of course, people who don't understand the basic concept of not mixing water and electricity should perhaps be eliminated from the gene pool?
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff
    The electric hair dryer with the "DO NOT USE WHILE SHOWERING" label caught my eye.

    Of course, people who d%\0\05{\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0e basic concept of not mixing water and electricity should perhaps be eliminated from the gene pool?
    I have always liked the line on cans of charcoal starter/lighting fluid that plead with us "DO NOT USE NEAR FIRE OR FLAME".



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    Interesting list of past winners;

    The label on a bottle of drain cleaner warns:
    “If you do not understand, or cannot read, all directions, cautions and warnings, do not use this product.”
    Last edited by JNA; 07 Jan 2005 at 5:38 PM.
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