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Posted: 1/25/2002 8:00:41 AM EDT
In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods. On a Sear's hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping. damn, and that's the only time I have to work on my hair). On a bag of Fritos: You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside. the shoplifter special)? On a bar of Dial soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap." and that would be how???.) On some Swanson frozen dinners: "Serving suggestion: Defrost." (but, it's "just" a suggestion). On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom): "Do not turn upside down." (well. duh, a bit late, huh!) On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: "Product will be hot after heating." (and you thought????.) On packaging for a Rowenta iron: "Do not iron clothes on body." (but wouldn't this save me more time?) On Boot's Children Cough Medicine: "Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication." (We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.) On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning: May cause drowsiness." (and. I'm taking this because???.) On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use." (now, somebody out there, help me on this. I'm a bit curious.) On Sainsbury's peanuts: "Warning: contains nuts." (talk about a news flash) On an American Airlines packet of nuts: "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts." (Step 3: maybe, uh. fly Delta?) On a child's superman costume: "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly." (I don't blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.) On a Swedish chainsaw: "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals." (Oh my God. was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 8:54:00 AM EDT
The worst part is not that they print this kind of warning, but that someone, somewhere, actually did these things. They then sued, a lawyer took the case, a judge decided to hear it and a jury awarded money to them because they weren't warned in this manner. That's the sad part. A whole string of stupidity.
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 8:54:58 AM EDT
I agree this is proof of the human race being doomed, but not because of stupidity. I'm betting each warning was added after a lawsuit. We're still doomed, but blame it on the lawyers.
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 11:32:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2002 11:33:16 AM EDT by Critters]
Sad but funny. I have seen instructions like the ones listed. Maybe someday new cars will have similar warnings. Warning: Use brakes to stop car Do not crash car to avoid accident
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 7:56:55 PM EDT
Has anyone not read the warnings on the side of a Ruger handgun lately?
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 8:18:36 PM EDT
The instructions for unpacking the dryer were inside.My lawnmower says not to put my face by the blade when running.The sad part is someone already did or it wouldnt be required by the lawyers
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 8:28:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 9:42:55 PM EDT
My new Casio Pathfinder watch says not to use the auto-light feature when it may distract the user or others.
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