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  • NOVI, Mich., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A label on a small tractor that warns, "Danger: Avoid Death," has been chosen as the nation's wackiest warning label in an annual contest sponsored by a consumer watchdog group.

    The Wacky Warning Label Contest, now in its eleventh year, is conducted by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch (M-LAW) to reveal how lawsuits, and fear of lawsuits, have driven the proliferation of common-sense warnings on U.S. products....

    The $250 second place award will be split by Carrianne, Jacob and Robby Turin of Greensburg, Pennsylvania for a label they found on an iron-on T-shirt transfer that warns: "Do not iron while wearing shirt." The $100 third place prize goes to Richard Goodnow of Lancaster, Massachusetts for a label on a baby-stroller featuring a small storage pouch that warns, "Do not put child in bag." Honorable mention goes to Cyndi LaMonde of Traverse City, Michigan for a warning label on a letter opener that says: "Caution: Safety goggles recommended."

    December 14, 2007

  • I love warning labels!

    December 15, 2007

  • One of my all-time favorites appears on plastic lids for coffee/tea takeout cups: "Sip with Caution. Contents may be hot."

    Yes, thanks for the warning, because I'm usually an extremely reckless sipper.

    December 15, 2007

  • Thanks for the tip. I will start avoiding death now. Your advice is most helpful.

    December 15, 2007

  • I don't know. I had a rather incautious sipping incident yesterday.

    My favorite are the stick men illustrations.

    December 15, 2007

  • See also: SafeNow.org

    December 15, 2007

  • Uselessness, you found it! I couldn't remember the name of the site. Those things make me laugh out loud no matter how many times I see them. :-)

    Trivet, I think the people who design those stick people have a morbid sense of humor. For example, the stick guy on my pool edge who heedlessly dove into the shallow end to demonstrate the danger of diving into the shallow end already has a broken neck--and his head is completely detached from his body.

    So naturally, I never dive at that end. I want to avoid death.

    December 15, 2007

  • I like this term, it's very succinct. Alternative (especially if Wordies were left in charge of things):

    "Brabdingnagian Hazard Of Perilousness: Do Not Approach Unless Inclined To Assume Irreversible State Of Mortality."

    This is much, much clearer.

    December 15, 2007

  • You say that about Wordies as though it's a bad thing.

    December 17, 2007