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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

FUN : Stupid safety & user guidance labels

Once again, the winners of the 11th Annual Wacky Warning Label Contest make us laugh & cry at the same time.
This year's winners include :

- a t-shirt iron-on transfer promotional label that goes "Do not iron while wearing T-shirt" and
- a vanishing marker pen that goes "The Vanishing Fabric Marker should not be used as a writing instrument for signing checks or any legal documents."

Apart from the safety marks legal guidelines, it often requires a long tought process to figure out what to write as usage recommandations on the products, but, sometimes, the results are pretty funny.
Historically in the US, many lawsuits have been based (and won) on such stupid claims as "I killed my cat in my microwave because the user guide didn't mention not to use it to dry live animals, therefore you must compensate for my loss !"

The result is funny.

See the 2007 winners on this page:

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