Friday, May 20, 2011

14th annual Wacky Warning Label contest

The finalists in this year's Wacky Warning Label Contest have been announced. They include such gems as these:

Experts or professionals . . . using training wheels???

You, too, can drown while you dunk!

There are more at the link, where you can vote for your selection for the winning Wacky Label.

Of course, there are other Wacky Warning Label contests around the country. I've always enjoyed the one sponsored by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, which has produced gems such as these:

  • A flushable toilet brush warns: "Do not use for personal hygiene."
  • The label on an electric hand blender promoted for use in "blending, whipping, chopping and dicing," warns: "Never remove food or other items from the blades while the product is operating."
  • A digital thermometer that can be used to take a person's temperature several different ways warns: "Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally."
  • A warning on an electric drill made for carpenters cautions: "This product not intended for use as a dental drill."

The scary thing is, you just know those warning labels exist because somewhere, sometime, someone actually tried to do those things!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Saw one on a chain saw in Sweden
"Warning!! do not stop chain with your hands"
Paul in Texas