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Tom Garrett 1 year, 6 months ago

Yes, enjoy a good laugh, but don't ask me to explain what's going on.

I have always thought of the Voice of America as an organization which reports to the world about us as a means of enhancing our image with unbiased news.

VOA carried a report which I have not seen carried anywhere else.

Goes like this:

There is a group in the United States called the Center for America. It is "critical of frivolous lawsuits."

So far, so good.

The group just filed an annual report.

The report includes the, "Top five Wacky Warning Labels."

Here are this year's winners:

• On an electric razor: “Never Use While Sleeping.”

• On an office desk accessory that looks like the steering wheel of a car: “Never use this product while driving.”

• On a little decorative globe: “These globes should not be referred to for navigation.”

Former winners, VOA says, have been:

• On a package of rat poison: “Warning: Has Been Found to Cause Cancer in Laboratory Mice.”

• On a toaster: "Don’t take this toaster into the bathtub with you.”

• On an aircraft: “Don’t operate this airplane unless you’ve had flying lessons.”

• On a child’s scooter: “This product moves when used.”

• On a kitchen blender that whips, chops, and dices: “Never remove food from the blades while the product is operating.”

• On a curling iron: “For External Use Only.”

• On a box of hammers: “May be harmful if swallowed.”

Don't ask me why people would put labels like that on anything. I'm asking the same question.

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Kim Chittick 1 year, 6 months ago

The fact is Tom...these warning labels would not be necessary if someone hadn't already tried whatever the warning label is warning against.

I was recently at our casino...walked by the new little coffee cafe and noticed a very large prominent sign placed at eye level on the counter, "Warning, HOT tea". Wow, really? they need a warning? I mean, you either order your tea, or coffee, hot, or iced. If you didn't order iced, then it follows that what you ordered will be HOT.

I am certain that this has something to do with the woman who sued McDonalds for her lap getting burned when SHE spilled HER OWN HOT coffee.

The sad thing is that companies cannot warn against EVERY possibility that consumers can come up with to misuse products and injure themselves, thereby finding the loophole that allows the stupid consumer to sue and win.

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Pat Randall 1 year, 6 months ago

Lawsuits like the one against McDonalds should have been thrown out and never got to the court. About the same time a woman sued her dr. because he did surgery on her and put her belly button back in the wrong place. She could no longer wear her bikini to the beach. She won the case. I left out she weighed almost 400 lbs. (: True story. We need less or no attorneys.

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don evans 1 year, 6 months ago

Speaking of Bikini lore> Check out this one> Woman crashes car while shaving http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20000176-504083.html

This belongs in the Guiness book of records!!!

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Tom Garrett 1 year, 6 months ago

"The fact is Tom...these warning labels would not be necessary if someone hadn't already tried whatever the warning label is warning against."

:-)

You mean like the one I thought they should put up at the Grand Canyon?

"Please scream on the way down so we know where to look. Thank you."

"Lawsuits like the one against McDonalds should have been thrown out and never got to the court."

Pat, you have never said a truer word. If it weren't for the fact that lawyers would use it for their own benefit, we could sure use a law that said what you could file for.

Thanks, Don.

Folks, you're going to miss a lot if you don't go read that one!

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