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