I was reading CNN Offbeat news and it reminded me of a previous thread of why Armorers in the U.S. insist on a mask check. The title of this was Warning: These labels are wacky
"Harmful if swallowed" was on a fishing lure. If only Carp could read was their comment. This was only the #4.
Taking first prize last week was a warning found on a bottle of drain cleaner. The label reads: "If you do not understand, or cannot read, all directions, cautions and warnings, do not use this product."
2nd prize: "Beware: sled may develop high speed under certain snow conditions."
They didn't list #3
Here are some of their further comments.
But organizers of the contest, the Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, say it highlights the lengths to which manufacturers will go in order to avoid lawsuits stemming from misuse of consumer products.
"Wacky warning labels are a sign of our lawsuit-plagued times," said Robert B. Dorigo Jones, president of the nonprofit group working to raise public awareness of how the explosion in litigation is harming the country.
"It used to be that if someone spilled coffee in their lap, they simply called themselves clumsy. Today, too many people are calling themselves an attorney."