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Daiv
06-23-2009, 03:00 PM
I always get a kick out of 'idiot proof warning labels'.

A label on a baby stroller warns: “Remove child before folding
A brass fishing lure with a three-pronged hook on the end warns: “Harmful if swallowed
A popular scooter for children warns: "This product moves when used."
A nine- by three-inch bag of air used as packing material cautions: "Do not use this product as a toy, pillow, or flotation device."
A flushable toilet brush warns: "Do not use for personal hygiene."
The label on an electric hand blender promoted for use in "blending, whipping, chopping and dicing," warns: "Never remove food or other items from the blades while the product is operating."
A digital thermometer that can be used to take a person's temperature several different ways warns: "Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally."
A household iron warns users: “Never iron clothes while they are being worn”
A label on a hair dryer reads, “Never use hair dryer while sleeping”
A warning on an electric drill made for carpenters cautions: “This product not intended for use as a dental drill.”
The label on a bottle of drain cleaner warns: “If you do not understand, or cannot read, all directions, cautions and warnings, do not use this product.”
A smoke detector warns: “Do not use the Silence Feature in emergency situations. It will not extinguish a fire.”
A massage chair warns: “DO NOT use massage chair without clothing... and, Never force any body part into the backrest area while the rollers are moving.”
A cardboard car sunshield that keeps sun off the dashboard warns, “Do not drive with sunshield in place”
An “Aim-n-Flame” fireplace lighter cautions, “Do not use near fire, flame or sparks”
A label on a hand-held massager advises consumers not to use “while sleeping or unconscious”
A 12-inch rack for storing compact disks warns: “Do not use as a ladder.”
A cartridge for a laser printer warns, “Do not eat toner”
A 13-inch wheel on a wheelbarrow warns: “Not intended for highway use”
A can of self-defense pepper spray warns users: “May irritate eyes”
A warning on a pair of shin guards manufactured for bicyclists says: “Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover.”
A snowblower warns: “Do not use snowthrower on roof.”
A dishwasher carries this warning: “Do not allow children to play in the dishwasher.”
A popular manufactured fireplace log warns: “Caution - Risk of Fire”
A box of birthday cake candles says: “DO NOT use soft wax as ear plugs or for any other function that involves insertion into a body cavity.”

Barry Morris
06-23-2009, 04:01 PM
They try to make lots of products idiot proof.

The problem new and better idiots keep using them!!!

Sophie's_Mommy
06-29-2009, 12:24 PM
I heard they put stupid warnings on because the warning used is something somewhere tried..lol.
example- remove child before folding stroller.
Some idiot probably folded the stroller with a kid in it...lol

or- The label on an electric hand blender promoted for use in "blending, whipping, chopping and dicing," warns: "Never remove food or other items from the blades while the product is operating."

Someone probably stuck their hand in there and cut off their fingers then called the company and now they put the warning on.
There are a lot of dumb people out there.

When my husband was a supervisor up at Sutherland, he got a call and the guy said he sent in his computer for repair and wanted to knwo if they would send back his credit card with his computer, when asked what he meant he said he was shopping online and put his card in the floppy disk slot..lmao..after contacting dell and stuff they checked it out and sure enough the card was till in there..he got it back..haha

GoldDogs
07-09-2009, 09:36 PM
My faves:

A popular scooter for children warns: "This product moves when used."

A flushable toilet brush warns: "Do not use for personal hygiene."

A digital thermometer that can be used to take a person's temperature several different ways warns: "Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally."

A warning on an electric drill made for carpenters cautions: “This product not intended for use as a dental drill.”
A massage chair warns: “DO NOT use massage chair without clothing... and, Never force any body part into the backrest area while the rollers are moving.”

A 12-inch rack for storing compact disks warns: “Do not use as a ladder.”


I am pretty sure people do this: A snowblower warns: “Do not use snowthrower on roof.”

DM46
08-05-2009, 12:38 AM
Hey, Im a tire guy by trade, and you would be surprised how many people think that because their wheelbarrow rim is the same size as their trailer rim that the wheelbarrow tire is suitable for the trailer.