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02/06/2004 08:59:09 PM · #1

1 Unknown Air Conditioner
Caution: Avoid dropping air conditioners out of windows.
Appliances

2 Flying Goku
This label defies explanation. Take a look at the picture.
Toys

3 Life saving device
This is NOT a life saving device!!!
Appliances

4 Various Computers
Keyboard not detected. Press F1 to continue
Electronics

5 Child-Sized Superman Costume
Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.
Clothes

6 Interstate 10, Near Phoenix, AZ
State Prison: Do Not Stop for Hitchhikers
Signs

7 Unknown Blow Dryer
Warning: Do not use while sleeping.
Appliances

8 Unknown Hair Coloring
Do not use as an ice cream topping.
Hygiene

9 Rowenta Iron
Warning: Never iron clothes on the body.
Appliances

10 Unknown Mattress
Warning: Do not attempt to swallow

McDonald's Coffee (Read Comments)
Warning - Contents may be hot.
Volvic Natural Mineral Water
Bottle exclusively designed for the use of Volvic Natural Mineral Water. Do not refill.
Canada Dry Club Soda
Warning: Contents under pressure. Cap may blow off causing eye or other serious injury. Point away from face and people, especially while opening.


Wet-Nap
Directions: Tear open packet and use.


Clairol Herbal Essences Maximum Hold Hairspray
WARNING: Do not smoke until hair is dry.


Unknown Hair Coloring
Do not use as an ice cream topping.

Little Ones Baby Lotion
Keep away from children

AAFES Baby Oil
Keep out of reach of children

Boot's Childrens Cough Medicine (Read Comments)
Do not drive a car or run machinery.

Bayer Aspirin
Do not take if allergic to aspirin.

Nytol Sleep Aid
Warning: May cause drowsiness

02/06/2004 09:07:12 PM · #2
lol, that's so hilarious! #10 is my favorite.
02/06/2004 09:15:50 PM · #3
More to come:

Heinz Ketchup (Read Comments)
Instructions: Put on food

Jack's Cheese Pizza
Instructions: For proper food safety and quality, use the following directions: Do not eat pizza without cooking.


Jolly Rancher
Careful: Small objects, like hard candies, may inadvertently become lodged in the throat.

Carefree Gum (Read Comments)
Use of this product may be hazardous to your health. This product contains Saccharin, which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals.

Giant Bucket of Pickles used in Fast Food Restaurants
Warning: Children can drown in bucket, do not place kids in juice


Hagan Ice Cream
Caution: Ice cream is cold

Red Barron Pizza
Warning: While cooking be sure to place crust side down


Arm & Hammer Scoopable Cat Litter
Safe to use around pets.


Dremel Electric Rotary Tool
This product not intended for use as a dental drill.


Unknown Toilet Plunger
Caution: Do not use near power lines.

Bowl Fresh (Read Comments)
Safe to use around pets and children, although it is not recommended that either be permitted to drink from toilet.


Liquid Plummer
Warning: Do not reuse the bottle to store beverages.

02/06/2004 09:39:11 PM · #4
I love the little freshness packets you find in packages of beef jerky, etc. that keep the food fresh, and say "Warning: Do not eat". Would someone actually eat one of these?!!

02/06/2004 10:14:29 PM · #5
Funny road signs click on photo:

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02/06/2004 11:09:20 PM · #6
The labels and warnings on products may seem silly, but they are likely there because at some point the manufacturer was sued by someone who did whatever the label warns against and won because there was no warning.
02/07/2004 07:22:51 AM · #7
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

The labels and warnings on products may seem silly, but they are likely there because at some point the manufacturer was sued by someone who did whatever the label warns against and won because there was no warning.


The one about the dremel not to be used as a dental drill comes to mind. Although, if you do a web search you'll find people that promote everything from home brain surgery to garage dentistry with them. Scary, scary people in this world.
02/07/2004 08:44:10 AM · #8
I sell candles, and my RVP told us of this one time a lady called her up and said that we should warn people NOT to take a bath with candles floating in the bathtub.... she tried it and burned her nipple! LOL
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Somewhere, someone did one of those things.... it's just so funny to think how dumb people can really be! :)
02/07/2004 08:54:28 AM · #9
Originally posted by nsoroma79:

I sell candles, and my RVP told us of this one time a lady called her up and said that we should warn people NOT to take a bath with candles floating in the bathtub.... she tried it and burned her nipple! LOL


On the other hand some people do that for fun. ;)
02/07/2004 09:02:11 AM · #10
sometimes we, translators, feel offended for having studied a lot and finishing by translating this kind of product warnings. well, even running the risk of not being accurate enough, here is the origin of such warnings (at least among translators): a woman used a spermicid in her bread (yes, as if it was butter) and, of course, ended by getting pregnant. SHe sued the company and gained A LOT of money.
from then on, companies have been trying to protect themselves from dumb people...
02/07/2004 09:29:54 AM · #11
Originally posted by Isabelle:

....a woman used a spermicid in her bread (yes, as if it was butter) and, of course, ended by getting pregnant.....


Ok, I gotta know now... does this butter substitute taste like?
02/07/2004 09:52:45 AM · #12
Originally posted by pitsaman:

6 Interstate 10, Near Phoenix, AZ
State Prison: Do Not Stop for Hitchhikers
Signs

We don't make these up for fun you know ... near Gig Harbor, Washington:
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Message edited by author 2004-02-07 09:53:49.
02/07/2004 11:28:24 AM · #13
Some packets of peanuts say "Caution: May contain traces of nut"
02/07/2004 11:34:58 AM · #14
I read of a case several years ago where a bicyclist sued a bicycle manufactor for an outrageous amount of money. His claim -- He had been riding down a hill at night and was struck by a car. He figured it was the manufactor's fault because the bike had reflectors, but no warning that it was dangerous to ride at night. But, of course.
02/07/2004 05:30:27 PM · #15
go look at a new motorcycle in the store and all the warning stickers
Few other fun ones that are my faves.
Bottom of styrofoam cup. Do not turn cup upside down. (How do you read this warning then?)

On a Stihl chainsaw. Keep away/Do not stop chain with arms, legs, or groin. ( you know someone had to actually do this to have the warning there).

Poor companies have to protect themselves with stupid/common sense warnings, that seem pretty obvious to everyone. Like the McDonalds coffee. That lady was in the drive thru and put the damn hot cup of coffee between her legs and then drove off! Her lawyers made it sound like she was old and feeble and spilt it off the table into her lap inside the store. Do we not know that coffee is hot? sheesh!
02/07/2004 05:41:18 PM · #16
The warning about the soda cap, and the pressure, isnt that dumb, I was one day opening a dr pepper, and the cap came flying off and missed my face by just a few inches. Had that hit me in the eye, it could have been quite serious.
02/07/2004 05:57:06 PM · #17
I'm waiting for the warning on Tootsie Roll Lollipops.

Tootsie Roll Lollipops should read do not bite down on lollipop could cause molars to crack or even shatter.


02/07/2004 06:43:36 PM · #18
Originally posted by hsteg:

The warning about the soda cap, and the pressure, isnt that dumb, I was one day opening a dr pepper, and the cap came flying off and missed my face by just a few inches. Had that hit me in the eye, it could have been quite serious.

Working in the ER, we see similar things. A patients friend put bottles of beer in the freeze, to cool em down faster. gave him one, and he opened it with his teeth. shot the cap right into the back of his throat. Got to the ER, could still breath, could not swallow, so drooling all over. He vomited right when we were going to try to get it and out it came. He had some big "Mr T jewelry" already hanging around his neck, but did not want to add the cap to it. LOL
02/07/2004 06:56:26 PM · #19
Originally posted by dacrazyrn:

... He had some big "Mr T jewelry" already hanging around his neck, but did not want to add the cap to it. LOL

Maybe he could have had it bronzed and let you put in a little display case hanging on the ER wall for the bemusement and edification of the waiting public ...
02/07/2004 08:42:16 PM · #20
There was the "unusual" one about the Winnebago owner who thought cruise control was an auto pilot. Or the one about the woman who sued a fast food chain because she tripped over a toddler running around and scalded herself BUT the child was her own!

I live in the UK and some of the staggering things folk in other countries do and then expect corporations to pay for their idiotic behaviour leaves me speechless. Such legal actions IMHO hurt the geniune cases where injury or death has occurred because of corporate negligance ~ sadly I think the UK is becoming more litigious.

Still some of the warning notices raise a wry smile.
02/08/2004 04:18:51 AM · #21
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by dacrazyrn:

... He had some big "Mr T jewelry" already hanging around his neck, but did not want to add the cap to it. LOL

Maybe he could have had it bronzed and let you put in a little display case hanging on the ER wall for the bemusement and edification of the waiting public ...

Our ER has the wall mounts. All the things pulled out of people. Some interesting things there (but none of the...ummmmm...personal items) LOL
02/08/2004 07:51:55 AM · #22
Originally posted by hsteg:

The warning about the soda cap, and the pressure, isnt that dumb, I was one day opening a dr pepper, and the cap came flying off and missed my face by just a few inches. Had that hit me in the eye, it could have been quite serious.


' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images_profile/11832.jpg', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images_profile/11832.jpg', '/') + 1) . 'this guy shouldn't be drinking soda,maybe chocolate milk would be safer! LOL
02/08/2004 10:37:22 AM · #23
Originally posted by pitsaman:

Originally posted by hsteg:

The warning about the soda cap, and the pressure, isnt that dumb, I was one day opening a dr pepper, and the cap came flying off and missed my face by just a few inches. Had that hit me in the eye, it could have been quite serious.


' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images_profile/11832.jpg', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images_profile/11832.jpg', '/') + 1) . 'this guy shouldn't be drinking soda,maybe chocolate milk would be safer! LOL

yeah, thats my self portrait. :)
02/08/2004 02:14:48 PM · #24
Originally posted by dacrazyrn:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by dacrazyrn:

... He had some big "Mr T jewelry" already hanging around his neck, but did not want to add the cap to it. LOL

Maybe he could have had it bronzed and let you put in a little display case hanging on the ER wall for the bemusement and edification of the waiting public ...

Our ER has the wall mounts. All the things pulled out of people. Some interesting things there (but none of the...ummmmm...personal items) LOL

I was halfway joking, but I can see that truth is once again stranger than fiction. Although you certainly seem to have the components for a juicy "based on a true story" novel ....
02/09/2004 03:41:55 AM · #25
Maybe not a warning, but stupid instructions on a bottle of rum... "Open bottle before drinking."
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