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labels :) by kristinekm on 15 June 2005 11:58pm
 
Here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods:

- On a Sears hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping.
- On a bag of Fritos: You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
- On a bar of Dial soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap."
- On some Swanson frozen dinners: "Serving suggestion: Defrost."
- On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom): "Do not turn upside down."
- On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding:" Product will be hot after heating."
- On packaging for a Rowenta iron: "Do not iron clothes on body."
- On Boot's Children Cough Medicine:" Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication."
- On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning: May cause drowsiness."
- On most brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only."
- On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use."
- On Sunsbury's peanuts: "Warning: contains nuts."
- On an American Airlines packet of nuts: "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts."
- On a child's superman costume: "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."
- On a Swedish chainsaw: "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals."
 
Re: labels :) by harvey123 on 16 June 2005 8:29am
 
On a child's superman costume: "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."
- On a Swedish chainsaw: "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals."

those made me laugh soo much . I find it so funny that these companys have to put these ridiculous disclaimers on their products so they dont end up paying out to a disgruntled toddler who thought he could fly in a superman costume lol

An the swedish chainsaw!!!!! i'm speechless .. who would even try that one lol ~ Nicola
 
Re: labels :) by beccles on 16 June 2005 9:25am
 
what exactly do they put in Boot's Children's Cough Medicine? :S!
 
Re: labels :) by finnguy on 16 June 2005 10:08am
 
I once heard (although it could be an 'urban myth') about a lady in the US who washed her cat and then proceeded to dry it out in the microwave! Needless to say they were sorted for dinner that night!

Anyway, she sued the manufacturers because the instruction manual didn't explicitly say that the microwave shouldn't be used for drying pets!
 
Re: labels :) by beccles on 16 June 2005 12:44pm
 
In Australia there was an incident in which a man got very high on drugs and alchohol and dove off a cliff into the sea (there were rocks below), consequently he was paralysed. There were danger signs everywhere saying 'Caution' and 'No Diving' etc. but the man sued the council for there not being a sign saying 'Do not dive if you are high on drugs'

You may not be surprised to hear that he won!
 
Re: labels :) by harvey123 on 16 June 2005 5:15pm
 
Crikey he won that one!!

Im off to stick a fork in my ear to clean it hopefully i will perforate my ear drum an then im gonna sue the manufacturer for not telling that i shouldn't use forks to clean my ears!!

Jesus! what happened to common sense an how come the judge down throw these ridiculous claims out of court!!

~Nicola
 
Re: labels :) by bsh1878 on 16 June 2005 5:26pm
 
its the age we live in
Bruce.
 
Re: labels :) by missfrog on 16 June 2005 6:15pm
 
I don't know about other countries, but in France all our ovens have instructions like "do not put babies, animals or any living being in it" since a man won a trial in which he was accused of having cooked his own cat!

Maybe they should also put warnings like " if you're an irresponsible moron, an apalling prat, a definite idiot, a dangerous madman or a very insane character, DO NOT USE THIS!!!"
But I suppose it would lessen the sells a fair lot...
 
Re: labels :) by Ahren on 16 June 2005 7:25pm
 
- On most brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only."
- On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use."

Love those!

Wasn't there a woman who sued MacDonald's because she spilt her coffee on herself, and there wasn't a warning on the cup? How stupid?!! Who would buy cold coffee anyway?!
 
Re: labels :) by KateC on 16 June 2005 7:36pm
 
Oh, my friend once gave me a free book he got from his cycling sponsers - Its a guinness quotes book, has some very funny stuff in :) I will try to root it out later.

www.Engrish.com
has some good photos of mis-translated products!
 
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