Thursday, January 06, 2005


Wacky Warning Label Contest Winner

The winner of this year's Wacky Warning Label Contest, sponsored by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, was for a flushable toilet brush label that says "do not use for personal hygiene."

This group's purpose is to ultimately lessen frivolous lawsuits by getting more people motivated to read product warning labels.

Some of you might ask, "what about using common sense?"

Looks like some crazy liberals find that concept outdated, being that they can get financially compensated for their stupidity, through lawsuits.

Here's a look at what the runners up won for:

* The $250 second place award went to Matt Johnson of Naperville, Illinois for a label on a popular scooter for children that warns: “This product moves when used.”

* Third place and $100 went to Ann Marie Taylor of Camden, South Carolina who found the following warning on a digital thermometer that can be used to take a person’s temperature several different ways: “Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally.”

* Fourth place was a label on an electric hand blender promoted for use in “blending, whipping, chopping and dicing,” that warns: “Never remove food or other items from the blades while the product is operating.” Sent in by Ken Stein of Berkeley, California.

*In fifth place was a label on a nine- by three-inch bag of air used as packing material. It carries this warning: “Do not use this product as a toy, pillow, or flotation device.”Sent in by Christen Millard of Westerville, Ohio.


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