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Gunn
June 11th, 2007, 07:32 PM
Has anyone ever come across bizarre warnings, instructions or anything on products? I have.

On a bottle of soda pop, it says to twist the cap off away from face, seeing that the contents inside the bottle under pressure will supposedly make the cap to blow off and cause ... injury. I think I'd like to meet the person that had that happen to him or her.

parallelzero
June 11th, 2007, 07:50 PM
It's because people are suing for stupid things nowadays just to get money.

It's like the "CAUTION: Contents may be hot." warning on most hot food and drink these days. Like, common sense people!

Gunn
June 11th, 2007, 07:56 PM
The story behind that one was because of an old man. HE, as in, himself, spilled hot coffee he ordered from McDonalds on HIMSELF, and got second-degree burns from it. He then blamed the fast food restaurant for it because they made his beverage too hot. OH NOEZ.

Melody
June 11th, 2007, 09:47 PM
Sigh....some people are so stupid....and living in a litigous society doesnt help....
You could get sued for someone intentionally hurting themselves in your own back yard for christ's sake!
Every year over 1000 frivolous lawsuits are dismissed...and te funny thing is that it's not illegal to frivolously sue.
And what really ticks me off is when people are so afraid of getting sued that they implement obstructive and dern near pointless policies that are only there for a 'legal pooh shield' these policies prevent good people with common sense from doing things that they could once do... EX: At wal-mart kids used to be able to use their skate shoes in the bigger stores...1 little old lady falls and breaks her hip because she intentionally stepped in front of the kid because she didnt like his attitude and BAM! she falls, the kid freaks out and runs and pretty soon the little old lady, finding noone else to blame, blames walmart for not preventing the 'accident'.
People sue to get money...it's like Asch said.

Fallen Angel_Messiah Of Black Roses
June 11th, 2007, 10:14 PM
LOl, Lets see, this Aloe Vera spray... Do not use while smoking.

Fabreeze; Logo: Take a nice big sniff and relax



warning: Inhaling may cause injury or fatality

Angle-san
June 12th, 2007, 02:00 AM
It's because people are suing for stupid things nowadays just to get money.


Indeed.
Some people are now just money hungry it's a shame these days.
We just have to deal with that stupidity & money clouds their judgment.

Drifblim
June 12th, 2007, 09:59 AM
In 2004 a bill was passed to disallow further suits on fast food companies for obesity claims. Now if they could only make it so every instance of a product being manhandled is disallowed. Alas, this is America. People love to sue.

Gunn
June 12th, 2007, 11:35 AM
LOl, Lets see, this Aloe Vera spray... Do not use while smoking.

Fabreeze; Logo: Take a nice big sniff and relax



warning: Inhaling may cause injury or fatality

Hahaha! The Fabreeze one is far by the most awesome-est one I've ever heard.

Weatherman, Kiyoshi
June 12th, 2007, 11:42 AM
LOl, Lets see, this Aloe Vera spray... Do not use while smoking.

Fabreeze; Logo: Take a nice big sniff and relax



warning: Inhaling may cause injury or fatality

lol.
I can imagine a woman sparying fabreeze all over her house, taking a big sniff, and sitting on a couch. Later, her husband comes in and shes dead.

...

I think were looking at a lawsuit here!!!

Ullion
June 12th, 2007, 11:43 AM
Don't forget.. soem of these things are by accident. For example.. you know the warning labels on ladders say to not use them in "So and so" conditions? Well, one time a farmer (in the winter) was cleaning off his roof and placed his ladder ontop the frozen manuer. He has perfectly fine when he had come down. The enxt day he went up to finish his job, but on the way down, the manuer had thawed out and he collasped and broke.. well I'm not quite sure what. In the end, he sue'd the ladder company and it had gone through and he won because there was no proper label saying "Do not place ontop of manuer".

Ben Kenobi
June 12th, 2007, 12:27 PM
Not quite on a product but at a car park near where I live, a sign warns "Danger DEEP GULLY" when it's only about 2-3 inches deep. Perhaps it might be warning those above but it's down low as if it's warning those in the ground area.

Memory
June 12th, 2007, 02:17 PM
I laughed out loud at that Fabreeze one. xDD

Hm, weird warnings I've encountered.... Besides the CAUTION: CONTENTS MAY BE HOT warnings, there's not many. Not really a product, but I find the fact that an artist makes a rule "DO NOT STEAL" for their art is kind of stupid. I mean, is a random art theif going to be looking at their artwork and thinking of stealing it, looks up at the rule and say "Omg, I can't steal it. Oh well, I'll just go home! ^-^"? xDD Never met an art stealer like that,

Fox♠
June 12th, 2007, 03:12 PM
There's a road sign here that says "Blind People Crossing" Surrounded by red with an explanation mark.

If people are blind, how are they gonna find a remote sign which has no braille near by or any other blind aid?

Kura
June 12th, 2007, 05:22 PM
Indeed, I've also seen strange english on a bottle. It said: "For even better drink, this drink chill before drinking."

X3 Silly Engrish.

Barboach
June 12th, 2007, 05:28 PM
I've come across a few myself.

On the bottom of a pie box: "Do not flip box upside down"

On a swedish chainsaw: "Do not attempt to put genitals on the chainsaw"

Rivvon
June 12th, 2007, 05:34 PM
On a swedish chainsaw: "Do not attempt to put genitals on the chainsaw"
o.o;;

I've seen many stupid warnings. I even remember reading a magazine article about them xD But that was a while ago...I can't remember many now.

Crazy Weavile
June 12th, 2007, 06:05 PM
Surgeon General's warnings on anything that contains saccharin.

Careful With That Axe, Pichu!
June 13th, 2007, 10:07 PM
What a coincidence, I happened to find this article just earlier today. XD

Are we really that stupid?

In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods:
On Sears hair dryer:
Do not use while sleeping.
On a bag of Fritos:
You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
On a bar of Dial soap:
Directions: Use like regular soap.
On some Swanson frozen dinners:
Serving suggestions: Defrost.
Printed on the bottom of Tesco Tiramisu dessert:
Do not turn upside down.
On Marks and Spencer Bread Pudding:
Product will be hot after heating.
On packaging for a Rowenta iron:
Do not iron clothes on body.
On Boot's Children's Cough Medicine:
Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication.
On Nytol Sleep Aid:
Warning: May cause drowsiness.
On most brands of Christmas lights:
For indoor or outdoor use only.
On a Japanese food processor:
Not to be used for the other use. But I remember this bag of peanuts in a plane:

"Warning: Contains nuts. Instructions: open packet, eat nuts."

Krafty Quill
June 14th, 2007, 10:48 AM
There's a road sign here that says "Blind People Crossing" Surrounded by red with an explanation mark.

If people are blind, how are they gonna find a remote sign which has no braille near by or any other blind aid?

If it's a road sign, maybe it's to warn drivers that blind people cross there?

Some of those warnings up there are just down right silly though. XD Most companies place them there to avoid liability.

Gunn
June 14th, 2007, 12:11 PM
There's a road sign here that says "Blind People Crossing" Surrounded by red with an explanation mark.

If people are blind, how are they gonna find a remote sign which has no braille near by or any other blind aid?

That's like the road sign in my neighborhood that says, "Slow Children Crossing." :P

cebgab13
June 14th, 2007, 07:18 PM
long time ago i remember a sign "road wet when rain" or something like that, it was stupid :P

Gary, the Magic Fairy
June 15th, 2007, 03:07 PM
Those "Slow Children Crossing" & "Road wet when raining" signs are hilarious. xD

On most brands of Christmas lights:
For indoor or outdoor use only.That does make some sense. Y'know, indoor or outdoor, as opposed to space, volcanoes, underground, underwater, or in a doorway. xDD

The stupidest instructions are on Shampoo bottles. "...Rinse and repeat." You wash your hair, rinse it out, wash your hair, rinse it out, wash your hair, rinse it out... OMG- I'm OUT OF SHAMPOO!!!1! Then you have to run to the store, get another bottle, and the process starts over again.

I think I saw on a toaster once, "Do not use in bathtub or in the rain" xD

Gunn
June 15th, 2007, 07:19 PM
I think I saw on a toaster once, "Do not use in bathtub or in the rain" xD

The company is just saying that there are other attempts to kill yourself so they will not be responsible for the death of someone. :P Well, at least that is what I am hearing.

RYOUKI
June 18th, 2007, 06:10 AM
I think I just remembered an Anime that includes that....it's called "Yakitate! Japan"
I think the story goes like this:
One Old Lady was washing her cat,
Her cat took longer to dry off,
She put her cat into her oven,
She Sue The Company that made the oven,
The Lawyer says that the Product should have the warning:
"Do not put cat on the Oven" instead off
"Warning: Hot Surface"
That's not the story of the anime but...the story of an episode.
P.S. The Cat died

Richard Lynch
June 18th, 2007, 07:13 PM
This reminds me of "Headlines" on the Lay Leno show.

I once saw a high-powered vacuum cleaner instruction book that included a warning: "Do not insert penis."

Also, ever noticed how every single shampoo battle says, "Repeat"... who honestly washes their hair twice in a single shower?

I've seen a lot of crazy things on products... like nutrional facts on bottles of water. Ever read those? It's 0 in every stat. Total fat in a bottle of water... know what that implies? That implies that there's water out there... with little chunks of fat in it. And I've gotta get a hold of some of that, 'cause THAT is the tasty water. [/lewisblack]

Oh, and:

I think I saw on a toaster once, "Do not use in bathtub or in the rain" xD

Hey, I personally love a few pieces of toast while I take a bath.

Melody
June 18th, 2007, 09:41 PM
XDDDDDD
Seriously...Some of the warnings on products today are plain stupid....
it's sad to see that people are selling their common sense away to gain money...
Honestly I think all lawsuits like that should be thrown out of court...Why pay people to be stupid?

Richard Lynch
June 19th, 2007, 05:03 AM
XDDDDDD
Seriously...Some of the warnings on products today are plain stupid....
it's sad to see that people are selling their common sense away to gain money...
Honestly I think all lawsuits like that should be thrown out of court...Why pay people to be stupid?

Oh, I completely agree! But, in a technical sense, the courts can not judge based on common sense. If a liquid sold by a company is hot and burns someone, and there's no warning that it's hot... it's a liable lawsuit. I don't think its fair (especially how juries are notorious for being racist with the notion that blacks do more crimes than whites), but it's our law.

Don't get me wrong, it's completely taking advantage of both our courts and the companies. But then again, we live in a country where tobacco kills thousands upon thousands each year... so we ban aritificial sweetener for a while. So what do you expect?

I'm personally waiting for someone to sue a tobacco company because they don't get lung cancer or the likes. (Kurt Vonnegut, who was a very heavy smoker) said that once: "It's a classy way to commit suicide."

Voltagenic
June 19th, 2007, 05:13 AM
This reminds me of "Headlines" on the Lay Leno show.



It's Jay Leno :P

I saw an ad for a sleep pill once, and it said one of the side effects was drowsiness.

Richard Lynch
June 19th, 2007, 05:30 AM
It's Jay Leno :P

I saw an ad for a sleep pill once, and it said one of the side effects was drowsiness.

Oops, typo!

And I think they mean drowsiness during the day. Becoming drowsy when you really shouldn't... you know, like when driving? :P

Voltagenic
June 19th, 2007, 05:43 AM
OK, RS.

I think the ones on Pokemon games are ironic.

They say: "Basic reading ability is needed to fully enjoy this game."

But if you don't have basic reading ability, you can't even read that.

serpenter
June 20th, 2007, 04:08 AM
i was eating a jar of pickled eggs at me nans once, and on the lable, it said 'caution: may contain egg'
that stupid enough for ya

Red1530
June 20th, 2007, 06:51 PM
I came accross a site listing very stupid warnings like "Do not use while sleeping or unconscious." -- On a hand-held massaging device on this site. (http://www.rinkworks.com/said/warnings.shtml)

Kayleigh
June 28th, 2007, 07:01 PM
I just noticed something stupid on the box that the pizza we're making came in... I was checking it to find out the temperature that I needed to set the oven on, and right under the words BAKING INSTRUCTIONS it said, "Cook before eating". Just thought that was dumb. XD;

I've heard of some others, like on one lottery ticket it says, "Do not iron". Ooookay. There's also another on a shirt or something that says, "Remove child before folding".

Suki
June 29th, 2007, 10:16 AM
The only one stupid thing I've come across is a packet of yeast which says on it:

'ALLERGY WARNING: Contains yeast'

Cross
July 3rd, 2007, 12:18 PM
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u238/Yutss/funny03.jpg

tats teh stoopidest warning olol

jk

The stupidest warning I saw was:

Warning: Contents contain hot tea. May be hot.

Seremiya
July 4th, 2007, 08:55 AM
LMAO. A lot of those warnings sound ridiculous. XD Everyone else's pretty much covered all the weird warnings I've come across.

Apathetic_Yen
July 5th, 2007, 12:07 AM
wow the cow on the road sign. Awkward.

Gary
July 5th, 2007, 03:18 AM
...

The Superman costume, with inflatable muscles, had an interesting warning label.

Warning| This suit will not allow the user to fly.

beauty. proletariat
July 5th, 2007, 04:11 AM
On the Just juice bottles.

"Shake Well"

Jubilation
July 5th, 2007, 04:12 AM
On my nintendo DS it says "Use only" what else can you use it for?

beauty. proletariat
July 5th, 2007, 04:15 AM
There is a song made by weird al, showing how people nowadays sue people for just about anything.
it is called 'I'll Sue Ya'

Here are the lyrics (sorry to mods etc. if this is not allowed):


I sued Taco Bell
'Cause I ate half a million Chalupas
And I got fat!

I sued Panasonic
They never said I shouldn't use their microwave
To dry off my cat

Huh, I sued Earthlink
'Cause I called them up
N' they had the nerve to put me on hold

I sued Starbucks
'Cause I spilled a Frappucino in my lap
And brrr, it was cold!

I sued Toys'R'Us
'Cause I swallowed a Nerf ball
And nearly choked to death

Ugh, I sued PetCo
'Cause I ate a bag of kitty litter
And now I got bad breath!

I sued Coca-Cola, yo
'Cause I put my finger down in a bottle
And it got stuck!

I sued Delta Airlines
'Cause they sold me a ticket to New Jersey
I went there, and it s**ked!

Yeah!!!

If you stand me up on a date
If you deliver my pizza 30 seconds late

I'm gonna sue, sue
Yes, I'm gonna sue
Sue, sue, yeah that's what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna sue, sue
Yes, I'm gonna sue
Sue, sue, yeah I might even sue you!

Ugh!!

I sued Duracell
They never told me not to shove that double-A
Right up my nose

I sued Home Depot
'Cause they sold me a hammer
Which they knew I might drop on my toes

I sued Dell Computers
'Cause I took a bath with my laptop
Now it doesn't work

I sued Fruit of the Loom
'Cause when I wear their tightie-whities on my head
I look like a jerk

I sued Verizon
'Cause I get all depressed
Any time my cell phone is roaming

I sued Colorado
'Cause you know, I think it looks a little bit too much
Like Wyoming

I sued Neiman Marcus
'Cause they put up their Christmas decorations
Way out of season

I sued Ben Affleck
...
Aw, do I even need a reason?

Ugh!

If I sprain my ankle
While I'm robbing your place

[b]If I hurt my knuckles
When I punch you in the face [/b

I'm gonna sue, sue
Yes, I'm gonna sue
Sue, sue, yeah that's what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna sue, sue
Yes, I'm gonna sue
Sue, sue, that's right I'm gonna sue you

Ugh!
Ugh!
Ugh!

I'll sue ya!
I'll take all of your money
I'll sue ya!
If you even look at me funny

I'll sue ya!
I'll take all of your money
I'll sue ya!
If you even look at me funny

I'll sue ya!
I'll take all of your money
I'll sue ya!
If you even look at me funny

I'll sue ya!
I'll take all of your money
I'll sue ya!
If you even look at me funny

I'll sue ya!
Ha-ha ha ha-haa
I'll sue ya!
What'chall think of that?

I'll sue ya!
Ha-ha ha ha-haa
Boo ya!
I'll sue ya!

Ugh!

Lyrics thanks to Sing 365

Abyssion
July 5th, 2007, 01:25 PM
I was thinking of that exact song, NekroBoi!

These are way too funny. I've been rofling like the whole time. Companies should be able to sue people who sue them for making America look even more stupid. XD

ShinyGoldSupporter
July 5th, 2007, 06:56 PM
My brother had a toddler toy. I read the manual. It actually said:
intended for kids of 3-5 years. Then, on the last page:
Small parts. Keep away from small children.

Gunn
July 6th, 2007, 08:07 PM
There is a song made by weird al, showing how people nowadays sue people for just about anything.
it is called 'I'll Sue Ya'

Here are the lyrics (sorry to mods etc. if this is not allowed):


I sued Taco Bell
'Cause I ate half a million Chalupas
And I got fat!

I sued Panasonic
They never said I shouldn't use their microwave
To dry off my cat

Huh, I sued Earthlink
'Cause I called them up
N' they had the nerve to put me on hold

I sued Starbucks
'Cause I spilled a Frappucino in my lap
And brrr, it was cold!

I sued Toys'R'Us
'Cause I swallowed a Nerf ball
And nearly choked to death

Ugh, I sued PetCo
'Cause I ate a bag of kitty litter
And now I got bad breath!

I sued Coca-Cola, yo
'Cause I put my finger down in a bottle
And it got stuck!

I sued Delta Airlines
'Cause they sold me a ticket to New Jersey
I went there, and it s**ked!

Yeah!!!

If you stand me up on a date
If you deliver my pizza 30 seconds late

I'm gonna sue, sue
Yes, I'm gonna sue
Sue, sue, yeah that's what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna sue, sue
Yes, I'm gonna sue
Sue, sue, yeah I might even sue you!

Ugh!!

I sued Duracell
They never told me not to shove that double-A
Right up my nose

I sued Home Depot
'Cause they sold me a hammer
Which they knew I might drop on my toes

I sued Dell Computers
'Cause I took a bath with my laptop
Now it doesn't work

I sued Fruit of the Loom
'Cause when I wear their tightie-whities on my head
I look like a jerk

I sued Verizon
'Cause I get all depressed
Any time my cell phone is roaming

I sued Colorado
'Cause you know, I think it looks a little bit too much
Like Wyoming

I sued Neiman Marcus
'Cause they put up their Christmas decorations
Way out of season

I sued Ben Affleck
...
Aw, do I even need a reason?

Ugh!

If I sprain my ankle
While I'm robbing your place

[b]If I hurt my knuckles
When I punch you in the face [/b

I'm gonna sue, sue
Yes, I'm gonna sue
Sue, sue, yeah that's what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna sue, sue
Yes, I'm gonna sue
Sue, sue, that's right I'm gonna sue you

Ugh!
Ugh!
Ugh!

I'll sue ya!
I'll take all of your money
I'll sue ya!
If you even look at me funny

I'll sue ya!
I'll take all of your money
I'll sue ya!
If you even look at me funny

I'll sue ya!
I'll take all of your money
I'll sue ya!
If you even look at me funny

I'll sue ya!
I'll take all of your money
I'll sue ya!
If you even look at me funny

I'll sue ya!
Ha-ha ha ha-haa
I'll sue ya!
What'chall think of that?

I'll sue ya!
Ha-ha ha ha-haa
Boo ya!
I'll sue ya!

Ugh!

Lyrics thanks to Sing 365

o: I never heard of that song. Then again, Al is way too 80's for my taste.