Warning-Dumb warnings

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by geezler, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. geezler

    geezler New Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Warning: Dumb Warnings

    DETROIT - The sign on the toilet brush says it best: "Do not use for personal hygiene."

    That admonition was the winner of an anti-lawsuit group's contest for the wackiest consumer warning label of the year.

    The sponsor, Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, says the goal is "to reveal how lawsuits, and concern about lawsuits, have created a need for common sense warnings on products."

    The $500 first prize went to Ed Gyetvai, of Oldcastle, Ontario, who submitted the toilet-brush label. A $250 second prize went to Matt Johnson, of Naperville, Ill., for a label on a children's scooter that said, "This product moves when used."

    A $100 third prize went to Ann Marie Taylor, of Camden, S.C., who submitted a warning from a digital thermometer that said, "Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally."

  2. geezler

    geezler New Member

    Jan 7, 2005
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  3. drygulchdan

    drygulchdan New Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    we bought a solar light,insructions said not to use if impaired by drugs or alcohol :eek:
  4. dcd_enterprises

    dcd_enterprises New Member

    Oct 14, 2007
    Wheatland, Iowa
    My new snowblower has a warning "This device not intended for use on rooftops"
  5. Gabob

    Gabob Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    I have a windshield sun shade that says"Do not drive with sunshade in place"

  6. cec

    cec New Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    New Hampshire
    Sleeping pills - "May cause drowsiness".

    Anti-Heart burn pills - "Side effects include heartburn". Cannot remember the name of it, but this was from a Name brand product. I would love to be the genius that thought up that one. "No sir, the product is not defective. It cured your heartburn, what you are feeling is a new heartburn that is side effect of curing your original heartburn. Thank you for calling and please tell your friends".
  7. I saw a rifle barrel that was stamped "WARNING: This firearm may cause death or serious injury."
  8. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    On the convex side of a Claymore Mine "Front Towards Enemy"..........
  9. On a bottle of lighter fluid..."This is a flammable substance" :D
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