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Old 25.12.2007, 23:47
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15 Stupidest label warnings


"DO NOT put any person in this washer"

"6PCS Precision screwdriver set not to be inserted into PENIS"


"Do not eat Ipod shuffle" (found on apple's website)


"We are sorry that our president is an idiot, we did not voted for him" (on an american clothing label, in french)


"Be careful of bad language on this mobile phone, because a partner's feeling is going to be bad" (on a cellpone)


"This product moves when used" (on a Razor scooter)


"If you cannot read (...) warnings, do not use this product"


"Use care when operating a car (...)" (on a bottle of dog's pills)


"Never use a lit match or open flame to check fuel level" (found on a jetsky user manual)


"Do not hold the wrong end of a chainsaw"


"All ranges can tip if you or child stand sit or lean on open door" (on an oven)


"Caution: Please do not use this directory while operating a moving vehicle" (On a Bellsouth Yellow Pages for Augusta)


"Do not iron" (on a lottery ticket)


"Machine can fall over and cause serious injury or death" (on a vending machine)



"Do not use for personal hygiene" (on Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush)
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Old 26.12.2007, 02:03
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Old 07.01.2008, 11:55
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Re: 15 Stupidest label warnings

I don't have a photo of it but a packet of peanuts with the message ,may contain nuts'. Why the MAY, it's a packet of bloody nuts for goodness sake.
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Old 07.01.2008, 12:15
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Re: 15 Stupidest label warnings

On Packet of Tesco Eggs

"Allergy advice : Contains eggs"
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Old 07.01.2008, 12:35
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"Do not iron" (on a lottery ticket)
Maybe the ticket is made of carbon paper and would become unreadable even quicker than normal paper when exposed to heat?

Other than that, stupid labels...
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Old 07.01.2008, 12:37
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Re: 15 Stupidest label warnings

In a bottle of water: may have diuretic effects
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Old 07.01.2008, 12:47
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On Packet of Tesco Eggs

"Allergy advice : Contains eggs"
Saw something similar on a pack of airline nuts

"Warning: Contains nuts"
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Old 07.01.2008, 12:57
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I don't have a photo of it but a packet of peanuts with the message ,may contain nuts'. Why the MAY, it's a packet of bloody nuts for goodness sake.
Maybe they wanted to ensure botanists would get the warning as well:

"The plant's name combines the morphemes pea and nut, causing some confusion as to the nature of the fruit. Although a nut in the culinary sense, in the botanical sense the fruit of the peanut plant is a woody, indehiscent legume and not a nut. The word pea describes the edible seeds of many other legumes in the Fabaceae family, and in that sense, a peanut is a kind of pea."
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Old 07.01.2008, 13:38
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Old 07.01.2008, 17:12
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Re: 15 Stupidest label warnings

i don't know about here, but back home, most toothpaste comes with the warning
"do not ingest"

nice.

i knew a girl who ate toothpaste.....
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Old 07.01.2008, 17:29
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i don't know about here, but back home, most toothpaste comes with the warning
"do not ingest"

nice.

i knew a girl who ate toothpaste.....
My 2.5 yr old daughter would eat toothpaste if I'd let her.
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Old 08.01.2008, 10:20
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Maybe the ticket is made of carbon paper and would become unreadable even quicker than normal paper when exposed to heat?

Other than that, stupid labels...
More likely the ticket is thermal paper and ironing would obliterate it.
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Re: 15 Stupidest label warnings

On Tesco`s shampoo especially for Children it is written that you
Should not store it in reach of Children
If contact with eyes rinse immediately with lots of water and call a doctor.

Healthy living

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Maybe the ticket is made of carbon paper and would become unreadable even quicker than normal paper when exposed to heat?

Other than that, stupid labels...
some people fold their tickets and when they won, they try to iron it...
that's the reason they put that label to it...
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Old 30.12.2009, 22:55
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Re: 15 Stupidest label warnings

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"DO NOT put any person in this washer"

"6PCS Precision screwdriver set not to be inserted into PENIS"


"Do not eat Ipod shuffle" (found on apple's website)


"We are sorry that our president is an idiot, we did not voted for him" (on an american clothing label, in french)


"Be careful of bad language on this mobile phone, because a partner's feeling is going to be bad" (on a cellpone)


"This product moves when used" (on a Razor scooter)


"If you cannot read (...) warnings, do not use this product"


"Use care when operating a car (...)" (on a bottle of dog's pills)


"Never use a lit match or open flame to check fuel level" (found on a jetsky user manual)


"Do not hold the wrong end of a chainsaw"


"All ranges can tip if you or child stand sit or lean on open door" (on an oven)


"Caution: Please do not use this directory while operating a moving vehicle" (On a Bellsouth Yellow Pages for Augusta)


"Do not iron" (on a lottery ticket)


"Machine can fall over and cause serious injury or death" (on a vending machine)



"Do not use for personal hygiene" (on Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush)
LOL! The vending machine one is for the idiots who try to steal cans by rocking and hitting the machine. I see the idiots do it all the time. Hhaha!
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Old 30.12.2009, 23:46
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Re: 15 Stupidest label warnings

haha, brilliant!

i actually got a book full of signs like this for christmas. endless fun!

the one that springs to mind is the translation of a warning on a korean kitchen knife... "keep out of children"
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Old 31.12.2009, 11:40
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Re: 15 Stupidest label warnings

Well the stupid warnings exist because someone was usually dumb enough to complain about it in the past... shall we ever forget the "caution! contents may be hot" on the coffee cup because of that Macdonald's lawsuit?
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Old 31.12.2009, 11:51
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This comes to mind
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Well the stupid warnings exist because someone was usually dumb enough to complain about it in the past... shall we ever forget the "caution! contents may be hot" on the coffee cup because of that Macdonald's lawsuit?
It is not the people complaining, they are everywhere. But in the US, the legal system potentially grants them Millions, which makes producing and selling any product a potential risk. Therefore companies get creative to foresee as many ways of potential misuse as possible in order to protect themselves from future law suits that might ruin them. I actually have a book about the worst examples. (There is an award by a law suit watch group that points out how ridiculous the whole thing got by now. My favorite made it on the title: From a foldable baby stroller: "Remove child before folding"

"Do not use hairdryer while sleeping" was another favorite...
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Old 31.12.2009, 13:18
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Re: 15 Stupidest label warnings

Not a label, but relevant all the same:

Yesterday afternoon, as I was walking up a staircase with my luggage on the way to the airport, I was informed by a recorded message that I should make use of the handrail while ascending.

Of course, being an intelligent human being, I already had my hand on the handrail.

Of course, being a free-thinking Englishman, the moment I was told to do so, I removed my hand and walked up the stairs unsupported!

Will the moronification of our world continue unchallenged? Must we really be led quietly, like sheep, into the state of docile infantilism predicted by Aldous Huxley?

I say that we must Thunder Against It!

Anyone fancy a cup of McDonald's coffee? Bring your own car and hotpants...
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