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Rick Byers

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Re: Your favorite warning labels
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2007, 11:28:47 am »

ever since litigation really took off in the UK we get companies covering their rears in all sorts of hilarious ways.

The best had to be the packet of peanuts, containing the label:

'Warning: may contain nuts'

The world has, offically, gonr mad!  Very Happy
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Mac Kerr

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Re: Your favorite warning labels
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2007, 11:36:02 am »

Rick Byers wrote on Wed, 14 February 2007 11:28

ever since litigation really took off in the UK we get companies covering their rears in all sorts of hilarious ways.

The best had to be the packet of peanuts, containing the label:

'Warning: may contain nuts'

The world has, offically, gonr mad!  Very Happy
I guess that would be because the peanuts were probably processed on machines that were also used for actual nuts, the peanut being a legume, not a nut.

The warning is still pretty funny.

Mac
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Re: Your favorite warning labels
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2007, 01:11:13 pm »

I'm still amused by the warning and instruction labels on hammers.  
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Re: Your favorite warning labels
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2007, 01:33:27 pm »

here's some for the scientific geeks...

http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/91q1/prodwarn.html

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Mac Kerr

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Re: Your favorite warning labels
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2007, 01:33:45 pm »

I few years ago I did the annual John Deere product show Louisville. I was really amused by the safety lables on farm equipment. The yellow signs of dismembered bodies were particularlly compelling. I wish I could find a copy to post.

Mac
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Re: Your favorite warning labels
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2007, 02:25:50 pm »

Eric Wong! wrote on Wed, 14 February 2007 08:10

Well, in my car (2 seat GM sports car) in the glove box the airbag warning label says "The safest place for children is in the back seat".  Umm, there IS NO back seat.   Very Happy


The owner's manual for my Honda 2-seat sports car simply says, "Children under 12 not permitted to ride in this vehicle."

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Re: Your favorite warning labels
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2007, 03:19:03 pm »

Andy Peters wrote on Wed, 14 February 2007 14:25

Eric Wong! wrote on Wed, 14 February 2007 08:10

Well, in my car (2 seat GM sports car) in the glove box the airbag warning label says "The safest place for children is in the back seat".  Umm, there IS NO back seat.   Very Happy


The owner's manual for my Honda 2-seat sports car simply says, "Children under 12 not permitted to ride in this vehicle."

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Re: Your favorite warning labels
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2007, 04:23:14 pm »

I have 2, neither are labels, and only one is a warning, and I have no idea whether it's real or made up, however it is funny.

Said to be a sign on a farm fence:

Warning, Aggressive Bull. Trespassers will be gored, Survivors will be prosecuted.

And this is one I have seen.

On a large empty billboard: Do Not Throw Stones at this Sign...

and like many I drove a long way just to throw stones at what was by then a very battered sign.

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Re: Your favorite warning labels
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2007, 06:58:39 pm »

I think the best 3 warning labels I've seen are

1: On a TV dinner "Warning Product may be hot when heated"

2: On the bottom of the packaging for a Tiramisu dessrt from Marks & Spencer in the UK "Do Not Invert" by the time you've read it it's a bit too late !!

3: On a bag of chicken shit manure/fertiliser available from home improvemnets places etc here  "Not for Human Consumption"



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Re: Your favorite warning labels
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2007, 09:50:07 pm »

Mac, I grew up around that kind of stuff, and had ag classes in high school. I wish I could describe how funny some of the live safety demonstrations I had to watch were. Sad thing was, that the danger was very very very real, and many brushed off safety for speed and efficiency when working, not unlike some people try to do in another industry we talk about 'round these parts.

Just last fall my parents called to tell me a neighbor was in ICU with a grim outlook after literally re-enacting one of those safety labels you saw. It does happen Sad

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