Wacky Warning Labels

I recently came across these warning labels and thought they were worth sharing. It amazes me that people are actually that ignorant!! But if you think about it... These warnings wouldn't be on products unless "we" as the user actually attempted something stupid!!! I mean who would actually try some of these things? Aren't most of these common sense?? Are we all really a couple fries short of a Happy Meal?

  • A label on a baby stroller warns: “Remove child before folding."
  • A brass fishing lure with a three-pronged hook on the end warns: “Harmful if swallowed."
  • A popular scooter for children warns: "This product moves when used."
  • A nine-by three-inch bag of air used as packing material cautions: "Do not use this product as a toy, pillow, or flotation device."
  • A flushable toilet brush warns: "Do not use for personal hygiene."
  • The label on an electric hand blender promoted for use in "blending, whipping, chopping and dicing," warns: "Never remove food or other items from the blades while the product is operating."
  • A digital thermometer that can be used to take a person's temperature several different ways warns: "Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally."
  • A household iron warns users: “Never iron clothes while they are being worn.”
  • A label on a hair dryer reads, “Never use hair dryer while sleeping.”
  • A warning on an electric drill made for carpenters cautions: “This product not intended for use as a dental drill.”
  • The label on a bottle of drain cleaner warns: “If you do not understand, or cannot read, all directions, cautions and warnings, do not use this product.”
  • A smoke detector warns: “Do not use the Silence Feature in emergency situations. It will not extinguish a fire.”
  • A massage chair warns: “DO NOT use massage chair without clothing... and, Never force any body part into the backrest area while the rollers are moving.”
  • A cardboard car sunshield that keeps sun off the dashboard warns, “Do not drive with sunshield in place.”
  • An “Aim-n-Flame” fireplace lighter cautions, “Do not use near fire, flame or sparks.”
  • A label on a hand-held massager advises consumers not to use “while sleeping or unconscious.”
  • A 12-inch rack for storing compact disks warns: “Do not use as a ladder.”
  • A cartridge for a laser printer warns, “Do not eat toner.”
  • A 13-inch wheel on a wheelbarrow warns: “Not intended for highway use.”
  • A can of self-defense pepper spray warns users: “May irritate eyes.”
  • A warning on a pair of shin guards manufactured for bicyclists says: “Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover.”
  • A snowblower warns: “Do not use snowthrower on roof.”
  • A dishwasher carries this warning: “Do not allow children to play in the dishwasher.”
  • A popular manufactured fireplace log warns: “Caution - Risk of Fire”
  • A box of birthday cake candles says: “DO NOT use soft wax as ear plugs or for any other function that involves insertion into a body cavity.”
After reading through this list, collectively we are all idiots! These labels speak of our ignorant ways. We should all be proud of ourselves. The sad thing is, the people who prompted these labels are probably a few thousand dollars or more richer. Hmmm... now there's an idea!