Collection Of Ridiculous Warning Labels

Woman’s Day has rounded up some of the more silly of the fine-print warnings appearing on products. You know, those one’s like on the kid’s Batman cape where it says, “Warning: Cape does not enable wearer to fly.” I think my favorites are the “Terrestrial Digital Outdoor Antenna which warns “Do not attempt to install if drunk, pregnant, or both.” And of course there’s the iPod shuffles’, “Do not eat iPod shuffle.” Gotta love lawyers.

11 Funny Fine-Print Warnings [Woman's Day]

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  1. UglyShirts says:

    Pfffft. As if Batman could EVER fly.

  2. Doreen DelPurgatorio says:

    warning or no warning, I would TOTALLY iron my clothes while I was wearing them if I were coordinated enough to do so. It would save SO much time!

    • hypochondriac says:

      We did that a few times when I was in College. Didn’t seem that dangerous

      • stint7 says:

        My first apartment had iron marks all over the hallway floor. I often wondered what kind of problem they encountered and why they encountered it so much.

    • Cantras says:

      It really does. For something like pleats, it’s better to do them on a board or whatever, but getting the wrinkles out or especially getting the button lines to lay right, you can’t beat doing it while wearing them.

  3. Battlehork says:

    Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

    • SilentAgenger says:

      Ah, the Happy Fun ball disclaimer…it will forever be the king of all warning labels!

    • obits3 says:

      This product is meant for educational purposes only. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. Void where prohibited. Some assembly required. List each check separately by bank number. Batteries not included. Contents may settle during shipment. Use only as directed. No other warranty expressed or implied. Do not use while operating a motor vehicle or heavy equipment. Postage will be paid by addressee. Subject to CAB approval. This is not an offer to sell securities. Apply only to affected area. May be too intense for some viewers. Do not stamp. Use other side for additional listings. For recreational use only. Do not disturb. All models over 18 years of age. If condition persists, consult your physician. No user-serviceable parts inside. Freshest if eaten before date on carton. Subject to change without notice. Times approximate. Simulated picture. No postage necessary if mailed in the United States. 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      • Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

        You missed riots and/or uprisings. That’s in my home owner’s insurance policy.

        • Applekid ┬──┬ ノ( ã‚œ-゜ノ) says:

          No list is complete without “THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS CONTAIN CHEMICALS OR MATERIALS THAT ARE KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY, REPRODUCTIVE DEFECT OR CANCER.”

          • FuzzyWillow says:

            It says that on our Christmas Tree. The damn thing gives me a rash every year when I put it up. I think its the flame retardant.

      • haggis for the soul says:

        Holy wall of text, unable-to-fly-Batman!

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      • Fafaflunkie Plays His World's Smallest Violin For You says:

        If only George Carlin were still alive today…

        “The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”

    • cybrczch says:

      You took the words right out of my head.
      The second article that’s made me think of Happy Fun Ball today!

  4. YokoOhNo says:

    this is because of lawyers…the title should read “List of ridiculous warning labels thanks to liars, i mean lawyers”.

    • Destra says:

      Except case after case in the US has been thrown out when someone brings a suit for a product not having obvious warning labels. For example: a golf club not warning users not to hit one another with it, or no warning on a mint-toothpick warning people away from letting their children play with them.

      • YokoOhNo says:

        the lawyer says “i think we have a case”

        The reasonable person says “you must have shit for brains for thinking the wine bottle was going to fit in there!”

      • Jevia says:

        But enough cases are not thrown out even when consumers do idiotic things, and that costs money (either in litigation or settlement). So yes, lawyers have to cover all the bases of idiocy by consumers.

        • mewyn dyner says:

          Actually, a lot of those that do make into the system are legit and the media spins them out of control. Look into the reality behind the McDonald’s coffee case, read the judicial summary and the real details of the case outside of the media spin.

    • tsukiotoshi says:

      Well, the lawyers are usually representing idiots who manage to win cases or get sweet settlements because there wasn’t a specific warning not to do something dumb. Lawyers for the companies then try to cover all their bases to avoid such things in the future. It is the circle of product liability suits and it moves us all.

    • Griking says:

      No, it’s because of stupid people that have actually done these things with these products.

  5. meb says:

    Lawyers? I can promise that each label was the result of some moron attempting to do exactly what is stated in the warning.

    • jesirose says:

      And then the moron sued.

    • spanky says:

      People say this all the time, but it is not true.

      First, the ‘litigation epidemic’ is a myth largely perpetuated by insurance companies. It is actually pretty rare for someone to collect big damage awards for product liability without very good reason.

      Second, I have been present for a number of product labeling decisions, and a lot of the warning labels that show up on products are simply the result of a bunch of middle managers sitting around trying to predict what warnings they’ll need. And every single time, there’s at least one person perpetuating the litigation crisis myth and claiming that all existing warnings are the result of ridiculous lawsuits that stupid consumers won.

      It’s a vicious cycle of hysteria and misinformation.

      • YokoOhNo says:

        I find it hard to believe a moron could get a case far enough that it has to be thrown out without the help of a shitbag lawyer (sorry for the redundancy and my apologies to shitbags).

        • spanky says:

          What case would that be?

          In my experience, most of the stories that people pass around about frivolous lawsuits turn out to be gross misunderstandings or outright lies.

          Sure, some silly lawsuits get filed, some are even won, and there are lawyers who represent clients with silly claims; but it’s far from the norm.

          • YokoOhNo says:

            99% of cases…whether you deem it frivolous or not, needs an attorney. Attorneys are whores and a scourge on civilization.

            • ParingKnife ("That's a kniwfe.") says:

              Well, we could go back to the time before the protestants came up with the idea of using courts for civil disputes and try settling all our differences with violence: Just like old times!

              Fun fact: Protestant colonists in the Americas sued each other for ridiculous reasons. They’re only the American forbears. Other parts of the world saw similar “frivolity”. Arab and Islamic oral and written accounts show that judges would adjudicate extremely petty disputes. All of this for the same reason: The alternative is, and always has been violence and vendettas.

              I got to watch a man get arrested in a Pizza Hut in my neighborhood because he overreacted to his son slipping on a wet floor in the restroom. He attacked one of the staff. The whole time I was wondering why he didn’t just threaten a lawsuit to get his anger across, or better yet, actually sue. The few cases of silliness we endure is a small price to pay for a civil society.

            • spanky says:

              Oh, well, if you say it TWICE, that’s all the substantiation anyone needs.

  6. MrMagoo is usually sarcastic says:

    Actually, I’ve used my Dremel tool on my teeth a couple of times. I had a high spot on a crown, and my dentist was out of the country for a couple of weeks. The Dremel did the job.

    • mmbb says:

      I was worried that I might grind too much off, so used some super-fine (800 grit?) sandpaper, instead. Dentist didn’t even notice during my next visit.

    • mmbb says:

      I was worried that I might grind too much off, so used some super-fine (800 grit?) sandpaper, instead. Dentist didn’t even notice during my next visit.

  7. sqlrob says:

    Midol: Do not take if you have an enlarged prostate.

  8. reddbettie says:

    The hairdryer warning “Do not use while sleeping” obviously didn’t see last week’s episode of My Strange Addiction

  9. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    The cheese whiz warning is confusing – is there a method of use with the cap ON?

  10. Destra says:

    The one about the supervisor actually makes sense. I could see myself climbing into a hot car in the summer and immediately starting up the car for the AC. You’d want to remove the visor before even starting the engine in case your car starts rolling or you accidentally hit the gas while pulling down the shade.

    • ParingKnife ("That's a kniwfe.") says:

      Yeah, if you’ve ever lived in the desert you know that cars are basically solar ovens. I’ve seen people use them to create shade in the rear window (which is akin to many other situations where the window is occluded) People also lay them flat on the dash for the first few minutes of a drive too. Which isn’t a good idea because of reflection and partial obstruction, but is understandable considering the oppressive heat and typically low traffic situations people encounter when they start up a car. It doesn’t exactly scream, “dumbass.” But you’d be calling yourself one if you got caught in a fender bender because of it.

  11. MTFaye says:

    Risk of fire? Thats not really a warning, thats a feature.

  12. Straspey says:

    I was watching one of the episodes of the TV show “Lockup Raw”, about the lives of people in prison.

    They followed one particular prisoner who was paroled into a halfway house, where he was provided with a bed, locker, clothes and some food items – one of which was a can of Kraft “Easy Cheese”.

    The poor guy had been in prison so long that he had never seen anything like it before and had trouble figuring out what it was, what he was supposed to do with it, and finally – how to get the cheese whiz out of the can.

    Realizing there was a cap, which had to be removed, was a major step in the process for the poor guy. You kind of felt sad for him in a way because we really wanted to follow the program and learn how to re-connect with society.

    Yet he had a major fail moment, all because of the cap on a can of Kraft “Easy Cheese”.

    • JulesNoctambule says:

      That’s actually making me feel a little sad for some reason.

      • ParingKnife ("That's a kniwfe.") says:

        Because you have a soul? Unlike the people who actually run the prison system in this country from the fund-raising parties and office buildings far away from them.

  13. RickinStHelen says:

    My Father had a small business that manufactured tow ropes for farm use. They were to be used to pull stuck farm vehicles out of the mud. He had warning labels, the sort of generic, do not use for unintended purpose kind of thing (can’t remember the quote.) A man in the upper midwest thought it was a good idea to use one to pull a large old stump out of the ground. It did pull the stump out of the ground, and it flew into the man hurting him. He sued my Father. Keep in mind, the rope did not break, but it pulled the stump out of the ground, just what the man wanted it to do, but not what it was designed to do. The jury awarded him several hundred thousand dollars because there was no explicit warning not to remove stumps with the tow rope.

    If I manufactured anything, I woild have the world’s longest warning lable saying do not eat, staple, spindle, fold, mutilate, levitate, masturbate, bathe, cook, sleep with, bake, broil, etc that you could imagine.

    There needs to be torte reform.

    • larrymac thinks testing should have occurred says:

      Why do you want to reform tasty yummy cakes?

      Now tort reform, on the other hand, is something I can get behind.

    • humphrmi says:

      “There needs to be torte reform.”

      Agreed, we need to fix these damn cakes once and for all.

      Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Saw that and laughed out loud. But I agree with you. Once I can stop giggling.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torte

    • RickinStHelen says:

      New warning label: Do not talk about tort reform while hungry, or torte reform may result. (This wouldn’t happen if I could use Firefox at work!)

    • bben says:

      Sounds like my ex brother in law. Normally a very intelligent individual. He used a 100 foot length of stretchy 3/4 inch nylon rope to pull an old rose bush up. After he had driven 150 feet, he stopped and leaned out the window to see why the bush hadn’t moved. That probably saved his life as the bush passed through where his head had been a second before – on its way through the front windshield after passing through the back window. Luckily he decided not to sue, he had borrowed the rope from me.

  14. Blueskylaw says:

    Do not use lawn mower as a hedge trimmer.

    http://www.snopes.com/legal/trimmer.asp

  15. evilpete says:

    Do not install during lightning storm….

  16. marc6065 says:

    After doing a tour of duty in the emergency room, I think all light bulbs and beer bottles should come with the warning do not insert into rectum……there are others but those were the major offenders..

  17. Silica says:

    This is due to the intersection of two trends: the rise in frivolous lawsuits, and the decline in personal responsibility.

  18. qualityleashdog says:

    The Dremel warning is not very stupid at all. Pet Groomers use the Dremel for nail buffing, and some of us also use the Dremel to remove dead skin from the bottom of human feet. They sell an overpriced Dremel that is marketed to groomers, but is really no different than the one you buy at a hardware store, just more costly because it is ‘specialized.’ They know we’ll be using the Dremel for those applications, if they want to distance themselves from any tragedies that occur from such use, so be it.

    • catastrophegirl chooses not to fly says:

      actually my podiatrist used a dremel on me on my first visit to their office for a problematic toenail. i wasn’t too surprised, dremels ARE multi tools!
      and i use dental burrs with my dremel to carve things anyway. the bits are interchangeable

  19. Alvis says:

    Those are awesome antennas; got the one double that size, wish I had the one four times.

  20. CrankyOwl says:

    The “do not eat” warnings on suppositories of all kinds are always fun.

  21. Azzizzi says:

    About using the hair dryer while sleeping:

    This isn’t a dumb warning at all. No one is going to try to dry his/her hair while sleeping, although I have seen someone put the hair dryer under the blanket, turn it on to keep warm, and go back to sleep.

    • jesirose says:

      Yes, it is a dumb warning. The person you saw doing that? An idiot. Sadly, they exist.

    • summeroflove says:

      Actually I thought that not only was no one dumb enough to do it, it was impossible (except for maybe sleepwalkers). But your comment made me a bit sad because I realized that it’s entirely possible for people who lose their heat in the winter be desperate enough to do that.

  22. bogartbrown says:

    Do not use on unexplained calf pain.

  23. Danny Boy says:

    Love the warning on teh Supeman costume. You still can’t fly beeach!!!

  24. Rocket says:

    WARNING: Reading this comment removes all liability that this comment makes sense.

  25. Rocket says:

    WARNING: Food will be hot after microwaving.

  26. The_IT_Crone says:

    There could be a page of “do not eat” alone!

    I remember being about 8 years old and asking why batteries said “do not eat” on them. I think my quote was “aren’t you only supposed to eat food?”

  27. framitz says:

    Every last one of the labels shown is needed because some people are just that stupid and we all know it.

  28. iggy21 says:

    Actual Warning:

    Caution: Contents under pressure. Keep away from face and small children.

  29. TBGBoodler says:

    There’s the always classic “Keep Dry.”

    http://bit.ly/gzYmIw

  30. isileth says:

    Once I opened a bag of ties and the instruction said: “Wear them starting from you feet.”
    Thank you for the warning.
    I have tried to wear them on my head, but the cops kept looking at me funny.

  31. Me - now with more humidity says:

    My brother-in-law’s log splitter bears the warning: “Do not place head between blade and strike plate.”

  32. Real Cheese Flavor says:

    I’m pretty sure the Apple one was an intentional joke made by Apple regarding how small the Shuffle was..

    I’ve also got a hunch the antenna one is also meant to be humorous.

  33. Jimmy37 says:

    When I bought a lamp, the warning stated it should not be placed on a rickety table because it might fall over and break.

  34. Froggmann says:

    Just because a person doesn’t have common sense, doesn’t mean they don’t have a lawyer.

  35. haggis for the soul says:

    Haha@ Easy Cheese “for best results, remove cap.” I disagree.

  36. catastrophegirl chooses not to fly says:

    the hair dryer one probably stems from bonnet style hairdryers
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/35234671/bright-blue-lady-schick-vintage-hair
    i’ve read some old books that included use of these while sleeping. still probably a bad idea what with the lack of automatic shut off

  37. DragonThermo says:

    Not that warning labels will prevent a lawsuit. McDonalds coffee cups say “Este Caliente” yet people still sue when they spill hot coffee on themselves. Duh and/or Hello!

  38. KaralynK says:

    Husband and I bought a set of Velcro restraints at an adult store and the back of the package said “Do not use while driving or operating heavy machinery.”

  39. Lexasaurus says:

    I got a ceramic-bladed paring knife for Christmas. It came with a warning that the user should wear heavy gloves and safety goggles. To peel an orange. My grandma got the same knife, and she was so freaked out by the label she won’t use it.

  40. maynurd says:

    It should be perfectly obvious why all of these warnings exist. Because somewhere, someone has done that. Otherwise there would not be a need to warn people not to do it.

  41. maynurd says:

    Preperation H: For external use only

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  43. gman863 says:

    My favorite is the label embedded on the gas tank of many motorcycles and ATVs:

    “Do not operate under the influence of alcohol or drugs”

    How many people who are either shit-faced or stoned are going to bother reading this advice, let alone heeding it?

  44. bfwebster says:

    I spotted my all-time favorite many years ago at a Toys-R-Us store. It was a large box containing one of those indoor playsets: a 2′ slide, some large plastic cubes, and so on. The photo on the box showed the assembled playset with kids playing on it. Underneath the photo was the typical small white fine-print warning box with the words: “Set does not include children.” I’m sure someone at the company chuckled for days about putting that on.

  45. EdnaLegume says:

    there was a woman featured on ‘My Strange Addiction” that did in fact sleep with her hair dryer on.

  46. tjytiedt says:

    Found on package of generic disposable diapers several years ago:
    “Disposable diapers are flammable. Keep baby away from open flame”.

  47. tjytiedt says:

    Found on package of generic disposable diapers several years ago:
    “Disposable diapers are flammable. Keep baby away from open flame”.

  48. Jennybeen says:

    I think my favorite was on an old digital camera. It was something like “do not put heavy objects on this camera as they may fall over and hurt someone”.

    1. Who would do this with an expensive camera?

    2. If this warning needs to be on a camera, shouldn’t it be on almost everything else, from soda cans to books to celery?

  49. chaelyc says:

    This is my favorite…

    Years ago (maybe 8-10) I bought a curling iron. You could click a button on the handle & the barrel would split into 2 parts so you could use it as a straightening iron as well.

    The warnings came in a large pamphlet, numbered so as not to confuse anyone. #6 was “DO NOT DROP OR INSERT INTO ANY HOLE OR OPENING.”

    Classic.