Product Liability Claims Lead to Ridiculous (and hysterically funny) Warning Labels

I was going to write a post about the most common types of product liability claims and a serious article about how manufacturers can be held liable when they are negligent or reckless in the design of their products.  Another major basis for product liability lawsuits is the “failure to warn” about the dangers of using a product.  Warning labels are intended to give consumers the information they need to use a product safely, such as warnings about allergens and appropriate uses for a product.  I’m not sure if manufacturers are trying to avoid liability or just making fun of lawyers with some of these hysterically funny warning labels, probably a combination of both.  Here in the United States, we are quite famous for taking action against companies for unsafe products.  In other parts of the World, they make fun of us for it, and our ridiculous “warning labels” that state the obvious, and often the ridiculous.  Reader’s Digest published,  21 Stupid Warning Labels That Will Make You Feel Like a Geniusthese are some of my favorites:

The warning label on a thermometer:





The Warning label on a takeout coffee cup:





The warning label on a bottle of dog medication:





The warning label on a brass fishing hook:





Forbes has some great ones, too:

Label: May cause drowsiness.

Label: May cause drowsiness.

Label: Do not drive with sun shield in place.© David Burton/Alamy

Label: Do not drive with sun shield in place.

Label: Avoid death.

Label: Avoid death.

Label: Ask a doctor before use if you have difficulty urinating due to an enlarged prostate.

Label: Ask a doctor before use if you have difficulty urinating due to an enlarged prostate.

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2018-08-26T19:47:34+00:00By |0 Comments

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