My last post was how to protect yourself from text message scams and I thought for today I’d add a little humor.

I stumbled across a book that contained 101 of the stupidest or silliest warning labels with the perfect title: Remove Child Before Folding: The 101 Stupidest, Silliest, and Wackiest Warning Labels Ever.

Unfortunately, companies have to warn us for the most basic things of common sense, which tells you common sense is NOT common among some of the population.

Here are a few more examples:

Regardless of the brand, the following warning is on most hair dryers:
Never use hair dryer while sleeping.”

You can only imagine that this warning was created because some manufacturer was sued because someone did just that and injured themselves.

A brand of common household iron warns; “Never iron clothes while they are being worn.

This is directly from the book:
A popular women’s fashion magazine contacted [the authors of the book] to obtain background information about warning labels for a story it was going to publish on the topic. Two weeks after the request, a representative called back to say they had canceled the story because the magazine discovered that one its models had hurt herself when ironing her blouse while wearing it!

It’s sad when the things you might make up actually happen. And you thought models were just dumb beauty objects.

A Thomas the Tank birthday badge that can be used for a child’s second birthday says on the front, “I am 2.” But the reverse side says, “Caution: This is not be used by children under 3 yrs. of age.” Confusing? Sure, but most 2 year olds can’t read anyway.

And finally, the label on a wood router made by Dremel warns: “This product not intended for use as a dental drill or in medical applications.” It was too late for the Texas man who thought it would be ideal to take care of a tooth cavity. It wasn’t, and he sued.

If you want dozens more examples, check out the book by Bob Dorigo Jones here on Amazon.

What ridiculous warning labels have you personally seen?

To Your Prosperity,