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BS: Labels on Consumer Goods...

Pushkin 14 Jan 03 - 09:32 AM
GUEST,Geordie 14 Jan 03 - 10:41 AM
Schantieman 14 Jan 03 - 10:46 AM
mack/misophist 14 Jan 03 - 11:32 AM
NicoleC 14 Jan 03 - 12:25 PM

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Subject: BS: Labels on Consumer Goods...
From: Pushkin
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 09:32 AM

In case you need further proof that the human race is doomed because of stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods.


On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom): "Do not turn upside
down." (well...duh, a bit late, huh)!

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: "Product will be hot after heating."
(...and you thought????...)

On packaging for a Rowenta iron: "Do not iron clothes on body." (but
wouldn't this save me more time?)

On Boot's Children Cough Medicine:"Do not drive a car or operate
machinery after taking this medication." (We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.)

On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning: May cause drowsiness." (and...I'm taking
this because???....)

On most brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only." (as opposed to...what?)

On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use." (now, somebody out there, help me on this. I'm a bit curious.)

On Sunsbury's peanuts: "Warning: contains nuts." (talk about a news
flash!)

On an American Airlines packet of nuts: "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts." (Step 3: maybe, uh...fly Delta?)

I don't blame the company. I blame the parents for this one:
On a child's superman costume: "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."

On a Swedish chainsaw: "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals." (...was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)


Pushkin


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Subject: RE: BS: Labels on Consumer Goods...
From: GUEST,Geordie
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 10:41 AM

On a bathing costume......Dry Clean Only !!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Labels on Consumer Goods...
From: Schantieman
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 10:46 AM

LOL!!

I like the Swedish chainsaw one. Ouch!

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Labels on Consumer Goods...
From: mack/misophist
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 11:32 AM

Most of those are not what they seem. The warnings are there to forestall stupid law suites. The last I heard, it costs a business about US$14,000 to defend itself against a nuisance law suite. Stupid warnings are cheaper.

Remember the recent case of the man who suec McDonald's because he got fat, gorging on their food.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labels on Consumer Goods...
From: NicoleC
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 12:25 PM

I thought the lady who won a lawsuit against McDonalds because she spilled hot coffee on herself -- and it was hot -- was the stupidest. So now every coffee cup says, "Caution! Hot Liquid!"

Duh!


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