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Warning: This Motorized Go-Cart 'Moves When Used'

Bob Dorigo Jones, senior fellow for the Foundation for Fair Civil Justice who for 13 years has hosted the annual "Wacky Warning Labels Contest," has rolled out his finalists for 2010. They are as follows:

* "Never operate your speakerphone while driving," warns a label on a product called "Drive 'N' Talk."
* A motorized go-cart helpfully warns consumers that "this product moves when used."
* A bottle of swine growth supplement called "Piglet Blast" cautions, "For animal use only."
* The Bluetooth headset alerts its users that "use of a headset that covers both ears will impair your ability to hear other sounds."
 * And a pair of swim goggles alerts users to the risk of pulling them away from the face, lest they "spring back and cause injury."

See the actual labels here:


Jones adds that these are real labels on real products, and reminisces on some of his other favorites through the years. These include a warning that consumers not use a wart removal product if they "cannot see clearly to read the information in the information booklet;" a small LCD panel that cautioned: "Do not eat the LCD panel;" and Jones' all-time favorite, which is also the inspiration for the title of his book: a stroller that warns parents to "remove child before folding."

Posted by Bruce Carton on June 11, 2010 at 12:03 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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