I can remember seeing a warning label posted on the window leading to my hotelroom balcony warning that if you stand on the balcony railing you might fall and it could result in death. No Freaking Duh!
Have you heard of the Foundation for Fair Civil Justice? The Foundations for Fair Civil Justice is intended to show how frivolous lawsuits distort the U.S. civil justice system. They say the fear of lawsuits has driven companies to spend millions on common-sense warnings. Have you ever seen these common sense warnings?
Every year they run a wacky warning labels contest. This year’s winner is attached to a portable toilet seat for outdoorsmen called The Off-Road Commode because it is designed to attach to a vehicle s trailer hitch.
The warning label reads “Not for use on moving vehicles”.
Here are some other examples:
If you do not understand, or cannot read, all directions, cautions and warnings, do not use this product
on a bottle of drain cleaner (2003 contest winner)
Not to be used as protection from a tornado
on a blanket from Taiwan
Caution Risk of Fire
on a fireplace log
Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover
on a pair of shin guards manufactured for bicyclists
This product not intended for use as a dental drill
on an electric router made for carpenters
Instructions open packet, eat nuts
on an American Airlines packet of nuts
For indoor or outdoor use only
On a string of Chinese-made Christmas lights
Warning: May cause drowsiness
on Nytol Nighttime Sleep-Aid
May irritate eyes
on a can of self-defense pepper spray
Don’t use while sleeping or unconscious
on a handheld massager
Eating rocks may lead to broken teeth
on novelty rock garden
Remember: Objects in the mirror are actually behind you
on a helmet-mounted mirror
Do not eat toner
on a cartridge for a laser printer