06 January, 2007

Wash clothes, not body, wacky warning advises

Saturday, the 6th of January 2007. 4:20pm (AEDT)

Wacky Warning Label winner  
Wacky warning ... DO NOT put any person in this washer. (Image: M-LAW)

A warning label advising against climbing into a washing machine has won the 10th annual Wacky Warning Label contest.

The contest, run by American lobby group the Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, aims to "reveal how lawsuits, and concern about lawsuits, have created a need for common sense warnings on products".

The winning label, on a laundromat washing machine, advises: "Do not put any person in this washer".

Second place went to a motor manufacturer who warned "Never use a lit match to check fuel level."

Other winners included a lotto ticket advising "do not iron", an instruction on a mobile phone saying "Don't try to dry your phone in a microwave oven" and this warning on a Yellow Pages: "Please do not use this directory while operating a moving vehicle".

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