• Warning Labels

    From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to All on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 00:04:22
    In 1997, Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch (M-LAW) began a contest to expose
    how frivolous lawsuits, and a concern about potential frivolous lawsuits,
    have led to a new cultural phenomenon: the wacky warning label.

    You have probably heard about the lawsuit over a spilled cup of coffee.

    However, there are many other silly lawsuits involving products that have received far less attention. For example, did you know a man received
    $50,000 when he sued a small company that makes basketball nets because he claimed the company was responsible when he caught his teeth in a net while dunking a ball? People who make products hear about these outrageous
    lawsuits, and they often decide to slap common sense warnings on their product... "just in case."

    Over the years, M-LAW has received hundreds of warning labels from people around the world. M-LAW verifies the authenticity of each label and
    selects the "Top 5" for each year.

    Following is a list of some of the best labels from the first five

    A warning on an electric router made for carpenters cautions: "This product
    not intended for use as a dental drill."

    A warning label found on a baby stroller cautions the user to "Remove child before folding."

    A prescription of sleeping pills says, "Warning: May cause drowsiness."

    A sticker on a toilet at a public facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan actually warns, "Recycled flush water unsafe for drinking."

    A massage chair warns, "DO NOT use massage chair without clothing... and,
    Never force any body part into the backrest area while the rollers are

    A snowblower warns, "Do not use snowthrower on roof."

    A dishwasher carries this warning: "Do not allow children to play in the dishwasher."

    A CD player carries this unusual warning: "Do not use the Ultradisc2000 as
    a projectile in a catapult."

    An "Aim-n-Flame" fireplace lighter cautions, "Do not use near fire, flame
    or sparks."

    A label on a hand-held massager advises consumers not to use "while
    sleeping or unconscious."

    A container of underarm deodorant says, "Caution: Do not spray in eyes."

    A cartridge for a laser printer warns, "Do not eat toner."

    A household iron warns users "Never iron clothes while they are being

    A label with a hair dryer reads, "Never use hair dryer while sleeping."

    A 13-inch wheel on a wheelbarrow warns, "Not intended for highway use."

    A cardboard car sunshield that keeps sun off the dashboard warns, "Do not
    drive with sunshield in place."

    A bathroom heater says, "This product is not to be used in bathrooms."

    A can of self-defense pepper spray warns users, "May irritate eyes."

    A warning on a pair of shin guards manufactured for bicyclists says, "Shin
    pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover."

    A popular manufactured fireplace log warns, "Caution - Risk of Fire."

    A box of birthday cake candles says, "DO NOT use soft wax as ear plugs or
    for any other function that involves insertion into a body cavity.
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