Laughter is the Best Medicine XVII: Overly Prudent Warning LabelsSince 1997, Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch has been running a "Wacky Warning Label Contest." This year's winners are in and can be perused here.
Past winners include:
- A popular scooter for children that warns: "This product moves when used."
- A warning on an electric drill made for carpenters that cautions: “This product not intended for use as a dental drill.”
- The label on a bottle of drain cleaner that warns: “If you do not understand, or cannot read, all directions, cautions and warnings, do not use this product.”
- A massage chair that warns: “DO NOT use massage chair without clothing... and, Never force any body part into the backrest area while the rollers are moving.”
- An “Aim-n-Flame” fireplace lighter that cautions, “Do not use near fire, flame or sparks.”
- A 12-inch rack for storing compact disks that warns: “Do not use as a ladder.”
- A cartridge for a laser printer that warns, “Do not eat toner.”
- A 13-inch wheel on a wheelbarrow that warns: “Not intended for highway use.”
- A dishwasher that carries this warning: “Do not allow children to play in the dishwasher.”