Friday, January 06, 2006

Wacky warnings

The winners have been announced for the 2005 Wacky Warning Label Contest.

The contest, now in its ninth year, is conducted by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch to reveal how lawsuits, and concern about lawsuits, have created a need for common sense warnings on products.

And the winners are:
1st place: A heat gun and paint remover that produces temperatures of 1,000 degrees and warns users, “Do not use this tool as a hair dryer.”

2nd place: A label on a kitchen knife that warns: “Never try to catch a falling knife.”

3rd place: A cocktail napkin with a map of the waterways around Hilton Head, S.C. printed on it along with this: “Caution: Not to be used for navigation.”

Honorable mention: A warning label he found on a bottle of dried bobcat urine made to keep rodents and other pests away from garden plants. It says: “Not for human consumption.”

Honorable mention: A warning label on a baking pan: “Ovenware will get hot when used in oven.”

2 comments:

PLANET3RRY said...

Good Stuff!! But sad that these warnings had to be made because of the lack of common sense...

Noah said...

Good Stuff! But sad that these warnings had to be made because of personal injury lawyers and insurance companies.

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