14 Jan 2008

“Danger: Avoid Death”

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Mlaw has announced its annual wacky warning label awards:

A label on a small tractor that warns, “Danger: Avoid Death,” has been chosen as the nation’s most obvious warning label in M-LAW’s annual Wacky Warning Label Contest.

The Wacky Warning Label Contest, now in its eleventh year, is conducted by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, M-LAW, to reveal how lawsuits, and fear of lawsuits, have driven the proliferation of common-sense warnings on U.S. products. …

second place: “Do not iron while wearing shirt.” …

third place: a label on a baby-stroller featuring a small storage pouch that warns, “Do not put child in bag.” …

Honorable mention for a warning label on a letter opener that says: “Caution: Safety goggles recommended.” …

Another honorable mention for a warning found on Vanishing Fabric Marker which cautions users:
“The Vanishing Fabric Marker should not be used as a writing instrument for signing checks or any legal documents.”

One Feedback on "“Danger: Avoid Death”"

Scott D

I bought a new wallet last week, and it had this label:

WARNING! Do not leave unattended while Congress is in session.


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