Warning Label Madness

A group that calls themselves M-LAW, Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, holds an annual silliest warning label contest. They have compiled a list of some of the more ridiculous warning labels from previous years contests. Gems like the admonition- remove child before folding- on a stroller are proof that fear trumps common sense where product liability is concerned. But then who could blame companies for that when there are examples like the man who won $50,000 because his basketball hoop didn't come with a warning about possibly catching ones teeth in the net on a dunk shot? They should have foreseen THAT?? Ah lawsuits, at least they amuse us as they ruin us.

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     Posted By: Alex - Fri Mar 04, 2011

i got a kick out of the digital thermometer warning- once used rectally do not use orally. really? thanks for that!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/04/11 at 07:59 AM
Couldn't we just have a one-size-fits-all warning,

WARNING: Do not use if you're an idiot"?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/04/11 at 09:13 AM
Sorry Expat, the ones that the "idiot" label applies to would find that too general or they would deny they were idiots or both.

I didn't see my favorite listed. It was on a lawn mower: do not use to trim hedges.
Posted by DM in a room with soft walls on 03/04/11 at 09:30 AM
i'd have thought the blow dryer one would be- do not use in bathtub :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/04/11 at 11:00 AM
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