Consumerist reader Fred was strolling through his local Home Depot in Connecticut when he checked out this Belkin power strip, which says right on the front of the package that it is “ideal” for outdoor use. Apparently, “ideal” is Belkin-ese for “not advised.”
Because when Fred flipped the package over, it reads “Warning: Use indoors and in dry locations.”
Fred says he “got a chuckle” out of the packaging and then sent in the above photos so we could all enjoy.
The warning doesn’t explicitly state to not use the power strip outside but it does seem a tad misleading to market an item that appears to be solely for indoor use as ideal for doing work outside.