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Weird Labels (found on consumer items)
« on: January 23, 2008, 05:24:17 pm »
Weird Labels      

Those wonderful instructions on the sides of packets, tins and just about anything else you ever buy.  And we've all seen them, the ones that make you wonder whether some people really are that stupid.  Well here are a few prime examples:

* The label on the chain-saw warning that: You should not try to stop the blade with your hand.
* The label from the company manufacturing wing mirrors for cars and bikes warning; Remember, objects seen in the mirror are behind you.
* The label on the camera stating; To take photographs this camera must have a film in it.
* The labelling on Sainsbury's Peanuts stating; Contains nuts
* And on the subject of nuts, the instructions on the packet of Peanuts provided by an airline which states; Instructions:  Open Packet. Eat Contents.
* The cigarette lighter label which warned; Do not light the flame near the face.
* The Marks and Spencer Bread and Butter pudding whose label states the clasically obvious: Take care - Product will be hot after heating.
* Rowenta, manufacturers of electric irons felt the need to instruct users that; Do not iron clothes whilst on the body.
* Nytol, the herbal sleeping mixture whose label proclaims; Warning may cause drowsiness.
* The American manufactured insect spray whose proud boast 'Kills all Insects' and was then labelled; Warning - this spray is harmful to bees.
 

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Re: Weird Labels (found on consumer items)
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008, 05:31:34 pm »
* The labelling on Sainsbury's Peanuts stating; Contains nuts

That label is even stupider than you think since a peanut is not even a not but a bean
...of the Legume variety

people who are allergic to peanuts are often not allergic to wallnuts, cashews, etc.
 

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Re: Weird Labels (found on consumer items)
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008, 06:13:44 pm »
Weird but necessary in the Law Suit Crazy US of A. A trend which is going to blow over here as well, if not already.


"Wacky Warning Label Winner Declared.

The sign on the toilet brush says it best: "Do not use for personal hygiene."

That admonition was the winner of an anti-lawsuit group's contest for the wackiest consumer warning label of the year.

The sponsor, Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, says the goal is "to reveal how lawsuits, and concern about lawsuits, have created a need for common sense warnings on products."

The $500 first prize went to Ed Gyetvai, of Oldcastle, Ontario, who submitted the toilet-brush label.

A $250 second prize went to Matt Johnson, of Naperville, Ill., for a label on a children's scooter that said, "This product moves when used."

A $100 third prize went to Ann Marie Taylor, of Camden, S.C., who submitted a warning from a digital thermometer that said, "Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally."

Fourth place was a label on an electric hand blender promoted for use in ??blending, whipping, chopping and dicing,? that warns: ??Never remove food or other items from the blades while the product is operating.? This label was sent in by Ken Stein of Berkeley, California.

In fifth place was a label, sent in by Christen Millard of Westerville, Ohio, was found on a nine by three inch bag of air used as packing material. It carries this warning: ??Do not use this product as a toy, pillow, or flotation device.?

"Warning labels are a sign of our lawsuit-plagued times," said group President Robert Dorigo Jones. "From the moment we raise our head in the morning off pillows that bear those famous Do Not Remove warnings, to when we drop back in bed at night, we are overwhelmed with warnings."

The leader of a group that opposes the campaign to limit lawsuits admits that while some warning labels may seem stupid, even dumb warnings can do good.

"There are many cases of warning labels saving lives," said Joanne Doroshow, executive director of the Center for Justice and Democracy in New York. "It's much better to be very cautious ... than to be afraid of being made fun of by a tort reform group."

The Wacky Warning Label Contest is in its eighth year.

Source: Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, AP, "Toilet Brush Warning Wins Consumer Award," Jan. 6, 2005."
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Re: Weird Labels (found on consumer items)
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Re: Weird Labels (found on consumer items)
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 02:59:25 pm »
Bwahahahahaha!!!!
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Re: Weird Labels (found on consumer items)
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008, 03:18:23 pm »
* The labelling on Sainsbury's Peanuts stating; Contains nuts

That label is even stupider than you think since a peanut is not even a not but a bean
...of the Legume variety

people who are allergic to peanuts are often not allergic to wallnuts, cashews, etc.

And thats the new thing I've learnt today.
thank you.
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