Friday, December 24, 2004

Tidbit (Warning Labels)

The gold award went to NYTOL sleep aid medicine for their: “Warning: May cause drowsiness.”.

In second place was the TIRAMISU dessert pot from Tesco. Buyers are urged: “Do not turn upside down” — printed on the bottom of the pack, of course.

Running Tesco a close third were American Airlines snack NUTS, packets which include the instruction to stunned passengers: “Open packet, eat nuts.” Click Read More.

Other finalists included a Marks & Spencer BREAD PUDDING warning: “Product will be hot after heating.”

Then there was the message on a pack of peanuts: “Warning: Contains peanuts.”

Sainsbury’s tell buyers of their SALMON loin: “Warning: Contains fish.”

And the blurb on Boots Children’s COUGH MEDICINE orders: “Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication.”

There were many more examples that tested the patience of the judges.

A range of FROZEN DINNERS came with the helpful: “Serving suggestion — defrost.”

And on a bar of hand soap it said: “Directions: Use like regular soap.”

Lexlips warns on their LIP ENHANCING GLOSS: “For external use on the oral lips only.”

And, on several Christmas lights, instructions order: “For indoor and outdoor use only.”


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