Thursday, December 13, 2007

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Found this peice of humor, regarding stupid warning labels on products.Check out this article from The Daily Press of Escanaba, Michigan.

Wacky warnings show effects of litigation

Detroit-area radio personality Dick Purtan displays how to safely open an envelope according to one of the labels in the Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch’s 11th annual “Wacky Warning Label Contest” in Detroit. (AP photo)
DETROIT (AP) — Words to live by, from a warning label on a small tractor: ‘‘Danger: Avoid Death.’’

That warning was selected Wednesday as the winner of the 11th annual ‘‘Wacky Warning Label Contest,’’ sponsored by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch. The contest is part of an effort to show the effects of lawsuits on warning labels.

Kevin Soave of Farmington Hills won the $500 grand prize for submitting the tractor’s ‘‘Danger: Avoid Death’’ label. The $250 second place was given to Carrianne, Jacob and Robby Turin of Greensburg, Pa., for a label on an iron-on T-shirt transfer warning ‘‘Do not iron while wearing shirt.’’

Richard Goodnow of Lancaster, Mass., earned $100 for third place for a label on a baby stroller featuring a small storage pouch that warns: ‘‘Do not put child in bag.’’

Contest organizer Bob Dorigo Jones says the silly labels reflect how broken America’s civil justice system is.

‘‘Predatory lawyers know they can file ridiculous lawsuits against innocent product makers and blackmail them into a cash settlement — even in cases in which a user has ignored common sense,’’ Dorigo Jones said in a statement.

Those who oppose the contest say that while some warning labels may seem silly, even dumb warnings can do good. [source]

Wah, wah, wah. If you are too stupid to not use common sense, you are to stupid to use the product.

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