Monday, 29 January 2007

Stating the Obvious? Silly Warning Labels

These arrived in an email from a friend – I’ve left his comments intact. Health and Safety really has gone mad!

On a Sear's hairdryer: "Do not use while sleeping."
(Gee 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's 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."
(Too late!)

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."
(One would hope.)

On most brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only."
(As opposed to what?)

On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use."
(I gotta admit, I'm 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: 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 parents for this one.)

On a Swedish chain saw: "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals."
(Was there a lot of this happening somewhere? My God!)

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James said...

I still love these.

hesitant scribe said...

They're great aren't they! Thanks so much for sharing them with me, and er... the rest of the world ;)

La Gringa said...

Very funny. I often read all the warnings on new products just for the laughs. My lawnmower manual says not to use for trimming hedges. The warnings are so silly because the idiots who do those things never read instructions anyway, do they?

The one about the superman costume made me laugh out loud.

hesitant scribe said...

A la gringa - muy graciosos verdad!

Also, if you follow the link - read the accident reports - they are hilarious - had me howling! What a way to procrastinate eh!