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  • Wacky Warning Label Contests

    This outdoor hot tub cover came with the label: "Warning: Avoid drowning. Remove safety cover from spa when in use." The warning is one of five finalists in the 14th annual Wacky Warning Labels contest. <a href="http://www.bobdorigojones.com/">Bob Dorigo Jones</a> and the <a href="http://www.centerforamerica.org">Center for America</a> have sponsored the contest for 14 years to draw attention to the lengths manufacturers must go to protect themselves from frivolous lawsuits.
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  • Wacky Warning Label Contests

    A bicycle brochure with pictures of small children riding their bikes came with the label: "Warning: The action depicted in this brochure is potentially dangerous. The riders seen are experts or professionals." The warning is one of five finalists in the 14th annual Wacky Warning Labels contest. The grand prize winner to be announced in June wins $1,000.
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    One of the five finalists for the 14th annual Wacky Warning Labels contest is a label on an advertisement for a leather handgun holder designed to look like a day planner: "For gun only, not a functional day planner." Dorigo Jones said that the contests have been used in Congress to illustrate how out of wack the U.S. legal system has become.
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  • Wacky Warning Label Contests

    A label on a common dust mask that says "Does not supply oxygen" is also a contender for the 14th annual Wacky Warning Labels contest.
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  • Wacky Warning Label Contests

    This pen came with the warning: "Pen caps can obstruct breathing. Keep out of mouth." The pen rounds out the five finalists for this year's Wacky Warning Labels contest by Bob Dorigo Jones and the Center for America.
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    This livestock castration ring warns, "For animal use only." It tied for third place in 2009's 12th annual Wacky Warning Labels contest. Dorigo Jones said he and the Center for America get hundreds of submissions a year.
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    This cereal bowl tied with the castration rings in the 2009 contest. "Always use this product with adult supervision" read the label on the underside of the bowl. Dorigo Jones said the contest seeks out labels that warn us against "common sense, obvious" things.
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  • Wacky Warning Label Contests

    In 2005, a label on this children's scooter warned: "This product moves when used." It won second place.
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  • Wacky Warning Label Contests

    In 2009, this portable toilet seat for hunters and outdoorsmen took the grand prize. The seat attaches to a vehicle's trailer hit but the box warns: "Not for use on moving vehicles."
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  • Wacky Warning Label Contests

    "Danger! Avoid death." That was the winning label on this small tractor in 2007, said the Center for America.
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  • Wacky Warning Label Contests

    This letter opener took honorable mention in 2007 with the label, "Caution: Safety goggles recommended."
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  • Wacky Warning Label Contests

    In 2007, this baby stroller featuring a small pouch for storage won the third place prize for warning: "Do not put child in bag."
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  • Wacky Warning Label Contests

    A wart removal product's instruction guide read, "Do not use if you cannot see clearly to read the information in the information booklet." It won second place in 2009.
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  • Wacky Warning Label Contests

    In 2007, the grand prize went to a washing machine that warned: "Do not put any person in this washer."
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  • Wacky Warning Label Contests

    Honorable mention went to a bottle of dried bobcat urine used to keep pests away from garden plants. "Not for human consumption," the label read.
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  • Wacky Warning Label Contests

    In 2004, honorable mention went to this 5-inch brass fishing lure with a three-pronged hook on the end. "Harmful if swallowed," it warned. <a href="http://www.centerforamerica.org">The Center for America</a> invites people to vote for this year's 14 annual Whacky Warning Labels contest.
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