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You Have Been Warned


Another year, another group of winners in M-LAW's "Wacky Warning Label" Contest, which we featured in the The World Almanac 2008. The contest, which is sponsored by a Michigan anti-lawsuit group, highlights the questionable advice amending the labels or instruction manuals of consumer products. Last year's group of dubious winners, for instance, featured the instruction manual for a personal watercraft, with the following sage advice on its gas tank: "Warning: Never use a lit match or open flame to check fuel level."

This year's winners include:
  • On a small tractor: "DANGER Avoid Death" (Complete with requisite cartoonish illustration.)
  • On a stroller's storage bag: "Do not put child in bag."
  • On a letter opener: "Safety goggles recommended."
  • On a vanishing ink pen: "Should not be used for signing checks or legal documents."

Don't believe it? You can check out photos of the labels at the links below.
Wacky Warning Label Contest Winners
Last Year's Winners

Flickr photo by The Letter E


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