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Idiot protection--stupid warning labels

post #1 of 19
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I have a windshield sun shade that I use when I park my car in a sunny spot when it's hot. I've used it for a couple of years but only just noticed that it has a warning tag on it, "Remove this sun shade before operating the vehicle" or something like that. I know the maker of the product is paranoid about lawsuits, but I found that really funny :lol:

I'd love to hear about other idiot-lawsuit prevention warnings. And if this topic is a repeat, sorry.
post #2 of 19
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If I walk into a wall at work and hurt myself, whom should I sue--the designer, builder, owner, or whom?
post #3 of 19
'may cause drowsiness' written on sleeping pills... isnt that the intent? what is this 'may' crap? i want sleeping pills that will definitely cause drowsiness... i dont want to gamble with my sleeping pills... some may be sugar pills others will be sleeping pills... like the ppl at sanofi-aventis or pfizer are bored and mix-match just for fun...
post #4 of 19
Not a warning label, but the drive up ATM at my bank wants you to know that it is equipped for the visually impaired!!!!
post #5 of 19
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For the specially trained seeing eye dogs who are driving the vehicles.
post #6 of 19
Label on bag of peanuts...."Warning: may contain traces of nuts"
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
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 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
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post #7 of 19
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Oh crap. let's return it, we can't take any chances.
post #8 of 19
My favorite though has to be all the coffee cups warning you that the contents might be hot!
post #9 of 19
I know that sounds weird but there's a simple reason those ATMs have the braile keypads. The first ATMs were walk-ups and the Govt required they be accessable for the visually impaired. When they started making drive-up ATMs they just used the same keypads rather than go to the added expense of obtaining a second type. That your bank advertises that as a feature tells me they're lacking in the mental department and your money might be in better hands elsewhere. :lol:
post #10 of 19
"Remove baby before folding up baby walker".

"Do not use q-tip in ear"

doc
post #11 of 19
The label inside my corn stove(think wood stove that burns dried corn) on the firepot that said"Do not touch while burning" :lol: 2 seconds into the first burn it vaporized.
post #12 of 19
Teenagers need a warning label - "Warning - may cause grey hair"
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
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post #13 of 19
On my iron it says something like "Do not iron clothes while wearing."

"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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post #14 of 19
I'm slowly learning that!!!:lol:
OK ... where am I going?.. and WHY am I in this handbasket??
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OK ... where am I going?.. and WHY am I in this handbasket??
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post #15 of 19
That's why insanity is a genetic trait---parents catch it from their teens.
They have taken the oath of the brother in blood, in leavened bread and salt. Rudyard Kipling
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They have taken the oath of the brother in blood, in leavened bread and salt. Rudyard Kipling
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post #16 of 19
lol that must be true KY...I had to read that twice... :blush:
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
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post #17 of 19
my steam iron directions==Do not operate in or near water???

straight pins==May be hazardeous if swallowed???

Box of matches===Caution flamable??
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post #18 of 19
Children's medicine Calpol, 'May cause drowsiness, do not drive or operate machinery' ;)
post #19 of 19
" whom should I sue--the designer, builder, owner, or whom?"

The company that produced the bricks, of course! :(

Mike

...and hey - I went to law school, until i realized my brain was rotting.
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