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Ok guys chime in.  This thread could be fun, thanks to Roadwarrior I came up with the idea.  All of us see random warnings on everyday products out there that blow our minds.  SOMEBODY had to be dumb enough to go ahead and do the most irrational thing with the product that the company had to prompt warnings on the product for future use.

My example:

"Warning: knives are sharp" - Our latest cutlery set from Bed Bath and Beyond...

OHHHHH... it all makes sense now!

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Guest muddy

This is more of a stupid question. I did my IRS Tax Return On Line THIRD QUESTION;

ARE YOU BLIND?

also on a Long Nosed Propane Gas  Camp Fire/Grill Lighter:

Warning open flame may cause fire, isn't that why I bought it in the first place

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I had a whole big list of stuff like this a while back. I'll see if i can find it. It's INSANE!!!

;) 8-)

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I wasn't sure if we had a thread like this on here before.  If so I apologize fellas.  Just trying to bring something fun to the table.

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I always thought the label on fishing products was pretty silly. "Warning: This product contains lead, a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm."

Does that mean as long as I'm not in California the lead is safe?  ::)

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I always thought the label on fishing products was pretty silly. "Warning: This product contains lead, a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm."

Does that mean as long as I'm not in California the lead is safe? ::)

Lead and communism don't mix.   :)

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I always thought the label on fishing products was pretty silly. "Warning: This product contains lead, a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm."

Does that mean as long as I'm not in California the lead is safe? ::)

Lead and communism don't mix. :)

Hey Dan the first time my wife saw that picking up sinkers for catfishing rigs she said the same thing.  I always thought that was dumb.  

CJ... priceless dude  

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I have an iron with a tag on the cord which reads "DO NOT IRON CLOTHES WHILE WEARING THEM"

What freaking idiot tried this?

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What even sadder or funnier is people that cut them self or got cancer from cigerette etc, are suing those company for not putting the labels on them. ::)

A woman went through a drive thru and spilt coffee on legs (she was wearing a dress) and she sued mcdonald for making coffee too hot!! HAHAHAHAH how hilarious! HAHAHAHAHAAH

haha.

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A woman went through a drive thru and spilt coffee on legs (she was wearing a dress) and she sued mcdonald for making coffee too hot!! HAHAHAHAH how hilarious! HAHAHAHAHAAH

haha.

Hmm, don't know much about the specifics of the case do you?

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Here's an entire list!

http://www.rinkworks.com/said/warnings.shtml

My personal favorites; first better than last:

10.) "Warning: May contain small parts." -- On a frisbee.

9.) "Do not use for drying pets." -- In the manual for a microwave oven.

8.) "Do not use as ear plugs." -- On a package of silly putty.

7.) "Warning: has been found to cause cancer in laboratory mice." -- On a box of rat poison.

6.) "Caution: Remove infant before folding for storage." -- On a portable stroller. (common sense...)

5.) "Beware! To touch these wires is instant death. Anyone found doing so will be prosecuted." -- On a sign at a railroad station. (Prosecution?!  :-? Talk about electrocution!  )

4.) "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly." -- On a child sized Superman costume. (just ruined the kids imagination...)

3.) "Do not attempt to stop the blade with your hand." -- In the manual for a Swedish chainsaw. (what moron tried this??)

2.) "Warning! This is not underwear! Do not attempt to put in pants." -- On the packaging for a wristwatch. ;D ;D ;D ;D

and my favorite from this list!

1.) "Do not use orally." -- On a toilet bowl cleaning brush. (Who would do this????) ;D ;D ;D :-?

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My personal favorite is "Warning do not touch blade while spinning" on a riding lawn mower.

                 -searoach

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A woman went through a drive thru and spilt coffee on legs (she was wearing a dress) and she sued mcdonald for making coffee too hot!! HAHAHAHAH how hilarious! HAHAHAHAHAAH

haha.

Hmm, don't know much about the specifics of the case do you?

Mcdonald did lose a milion bucks in this case. Cant remember when, but it was discussed in one of my Business law class.

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I have an iron with a tag on the cord which reads "DO NOT IRON CLOTHES WHILE WEARING THEM"

What freaking idiot tried this?

I think John Smoltz, pitcher for the Atlanta Braves tried it on his jersey before a game, and was out for a few weeks ;D ;D

;) 8-)

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Mcdonald did lose a milion bucks in this case.

Actually, they didn't.  The woman also wasn't wearing a dress.  She was wearing sweatpants.

Cant remember when, but it was discussed in one of my Business law class.

Then your professor didn't know anything about the case either.

Did you know that McDonald's had already paid off more than 700 other people who were burned by their coffee?  That McDonald's served their coffee significantly hotter than all other restaraunts?  That McDonald's did this because it was cheaper to pay for people's injuries than to pay for more free refills?  That the woman suffered third degree burns over 6% of her body and lesser burns over 10 more %?  How would feel if you had all of the skin burned off your crotch?  That she had to have skin transplants and debridement treatments?  That she was in the hospital for 2 weeks?  That she only wanted $20K to pay for her medical bills?  That McDonald's offered her $800?  That a mediator said that McDonald's should pay her $225K?  That the $2.4 mil award amount was reduced to about $640K?  That she further settled for LESS than that amount?

All of the above was part of the court proceedings and used as evidence in the trial.  There is much more where that came from if you're interested.

;)

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well if mcdonalds had already paid for 700+ people isnt it possible that kwchannell is right and that you are both thinking of separate cases?

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well if mcdonalds had already paid for 700+ people isnt it possible that kwchannell is right and that you are both thinking of separate cases?

As far as I know, none of the other ones went to trial.  They were settled outside of court which means that they were confidential.  This is the only one that is public knowledge.

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how bout this

NY State fishing regs state you cannot use lead weights, however any Walmart in the state sells them

from NY DEC

In recognition of the threat to loons and other birds, the sale or use of lead fishing weights has been variably restricted in recent years in a number of locations in the United States and Canada. New Hampshire has banned the use of sinkers weighing less than an ounce and lead jigs less than an inch in length. Maine and, most recently, New York have banned the sale of lead sinkers weighing less than half of an ounce. The use of lead sinkers and jigs weighing less than 50 grams is prohibited in Canadian national parks and national wildlife areas. Lead sinkers are currently prohibited in three national wildlife refuges in the western United States.

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Well this isnt a label but it is a law in Manitoba Canada that it is illegal to push a moose out of an airplane and you know that someone has had to do this for them to make it a law haha.

There are so many stupid laws that they deserve an entire new thread!

Another warning label that I find funny is on toothpaste.  Something to the effect of if you consume more than the amount used to brush your teeth you should seek medical attention!

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Mcdonald did lose a milion bucks in this case.

Actually, they didn't. The woman also wasn't wearing a dress. She was wearing sweatpants.

But now - days after a jury here awarded $2.9 million to an 81-year-old woman scalded by McDonald's coffee - some observers say the defense was naïve. "I drink McDonald's coffee because it's hot, the hottest coffee around," says Robert Gregg, a Dallas defense attorney who consumes it during morning drives to the office. "But I've predicted for years that someone's going to win a suit, because I've spilled it on myself. And unlike the coffee I make at home, it's really hot. I mean, man, it hurts."

Source:

http://www.vanosteen.com/mcdonalds-coffee-lawsuit.htm

Lalalalalalalalalala

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