Wacky Warning Labels.....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Craigsav83, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. Craigsav83

    Craigsav83 Active Member

    We have all seen the "pointing out the obvious" labels on consumer products.... "Warning, contents will hot after heating" and the obligatory one on the bottom of your trifle packet "Do not turn upside down", but I spotted a colunm in this weeks New Scientist about a competition in America to find the countries wackiest warning label of the year!

    The winner of this years award was a label on a toilet brush which read "Do not use for personal hygene"

    The runner up was a childs scooter which read "This product moves when used"

    Some previous winners include....

    Baby buggy - "Remove child before folding"
    Brass fishing hook - "Harmful if swallowed"
    Electric drill - "Not intended for use as a dental drill"
    30 cm cd rack - "Do not use as a ladder"
    Shin guards - "Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover"

    And I can remember reading about a label which I can only hope was a misprint.....

    Pack of knives - "Warning, Keep out of children"

    Anyone know of any more???
  2. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    I got some Chilli sauce called 'Daves gourmet insanity sauce' On the label it said 'Keep away from pets and children,' 'Not suitable for people with respiratory complaints' and 'Also removes driveway grease and strips waxed surfaces'

    Just the tiniest of drops could make a grown man cry. It's evil!!! :shock:

    I thought the 'DO NOT EAT' warning on some fireworks we had last year were quite funny too!!
  3. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Kellogs Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes "May contain traces of nuts or nut extract" er...u-huh!! :-?
  4. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    lol wel better than 'peanuts' 'may contain nut traces'
  5. HorniKaz

    HorniKaz Supporting Member

    Iron - 'do NOT iron clothes whilst wearing them'!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
  6. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    But it does make me wonder whether the reason these 'warnings' were included is becasue there are people out there...... ;)
  7. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    What do you mean peoplelike you?

  8. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Nothing like a well considered, snappy retort, eh?

    (And that was nothing like a well considered......)

    :) :)
  9. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    nothin at all

    TIMBONE Active Member

    Well, I am going to be TOTALLY non-PC, and state that the people that these warnings are intended for can't read anyway!
  11. stephen2001

    stephen2001 Member

    Heard a story at work the other day which forced weird warnings to be written in vehicle manuals.

    Basically, in America, a guy had bought a nice new luxury camper van complete with cruise control. So driving along, he flicked the switch and went into the back of the van to make a cup of coffee. Of course, the thing crashed!

    Anyway, the driver won the court case about the incident, claiming that the vehicle manufacturer had not defined clearly enough what cruise control meant, thinking that the van would fully drive its self rather than only maintain a constant speed.

    Since that incident, vehicle hand-books are a lot thicker with seeming obvious warnings so manufacturers can't take the blame if the owner does something stoopid!
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  12. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    even i wuldnt do that!
  13. DannyCollin

    DannyCollin Member

    I had to go to hospital once with badly burnt feet, all because of a heinz sponge pudding...

    it said on the packet "pierce here and stand in boiling water"

    how was i suppose to know..........................................

    once saw a sign outside a tattooist

    "ears pierced while you wait"
  14. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    we've all seen the peanuts and peanut butter stuff that says "may contain peanuts" in them... all obvious..... but all the companies being safe so that they cant be sued.... which is why they're putting on "smoking kills" stuff on cig packets.... cos people were starting to sue the companies for getting lung cancer cos they smoked too much.... :rolleyes:

  15. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Here's a few I found on t'internet . . .

    On A Hair Dryer from Sears:
    Do Not Use While Sleeping

    On A Bar Of Dove Soap:
    Directions- Use Like Regular Soap

    On Swann Frozen Foods:
    Serving Suggestion- Defrost Before Eating

    On A Shower Cap:
    Fits One Head

    On M&S Bread and Butter Pudding:
    Warning! May Be Hot After Heating!

    On Infant's Cough Medicine:
    Warning! Do Not Drive Car Immediately After Consuming!

    On Christmas Lights:
    For Indoor and Outdoor use ONLY!

    On A Superman Costume:
    The Wearing of this Garment does not enable one to fly

    On a bottle of laundry detergent:
    Remove clothing before distributing in washing machine.

    On an American Airlines Packet Of Nuts:
    Directions-Open Packet, Eat Nuts

    And my favourite out of this bunch is . . .

    On Nytol Sleeping Pills:
    Warning! May Cause Drowiness!


    TIMBONE Active Member

    I suppose we could think of some of our own, like

    Do not use without mouthpiece

    Make sure water key is closed whilst blowing

    and ???

  17. ratley

    ratley Member

    I bought an egg salad sarnie in our school canteen which said on the label 'May contain shell, bones and nuts'........

  18. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    How do they know they are boy eggs?
  19. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    You are mingin
  20. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Slide will extend when in use?

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