In today’s world of sue-happy people, governments and companies can’t help but play safe by providing all sorts of crazy disclaimers and instructions that would make Captain Obvious proud. Of course, it’s just a matter of time before they would commit laughable bloopers. They may say that they only “erred on the side of caution” but I don’t really care as long as they are amusing enough.
Twist top off with hands. Throw top away. Do not put top in mouth. – On the label of a bottled drink.
Not for weight control. – On a pact of Breath Savers
Caution: Remove infant before folding. – On a child’s stroller
Theft of this container is a crime. – On a milk crate
Fans of Star Wars will definitely appreciate the irony out of this:
Warning: High in Sodium – On a packet of salt
Do not use in shower. – On a hair dryer.
Open bottle before drinking – On a bottle of rum
STOP! This is the last rung – On a ladder
Caution: Hot beverages are hot – On a takeaway coffee cup
Warning: Do not insert finger – On a blender
Remove plastic before eating – On a snack bar wrapper
Eating rocks may lead to broken teeth. – On a novelty rock garden set called “Popcorn Rock.”
Remember, objects in the mirror are actually behind you. – On a motorcycle helmet-mounted rearview mirror.
Beware of people – Sign in a street in Hong Kong
Safe for use around pets – On a packet of kitty litter
May cause drowsiness – On bottle of sleeping pills
Warning: Physical activities can be dangerous. – On a playground in Hong Kong
Not suitable for children 36 months or less. – On a 1-year-old’s birthday card
Caution: Do not use to strike any solid objects – On a handle of a hammer
Keep out of reach of children and teenagers. – On a can of air freshener
Caution: Ice cream is cold. – On a tub of ice cream
For proper food safety and quality, use the following directions: do not eat pizza without cooking. – On a supermarket pizza
It’s a dangerous world. Be careful out there.