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I Love Stupid Warning Labels

Dedicated to those idiotic product labels and ridiculous warning signs 2,454 People

    I used to help clean the community center near

    my home and there was a sign in the men's room over the urinal, "CAUTION: Do not drink this water"
    sugarfooties sugarfooties 66-70 3 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    Do not throw at spouse.

    That's always a good warning.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 5

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    On A Box Of Jalapeno Poppers

    This was on a box of frozen Jalapeno Poppers under the cooking instructions: "For best results use a timer." I'm sure glad they told me that! I was going to count the whole 12 minutes. Phew!
    GuardstheGrey GuardstheGrey 22-25, M 3 Responses May 5, 2012

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    A Few Classics

    On a hairdryer package: "For indoor use only" (WHY would I have a hairdryer outdoors?!) On a frozen tv dinner package: "Serving suggestion: Defrost" (But it's just a suggestion!) On the packaging for a knife set: "Caution: Keep out of children." (Ummm....we lost a few words in...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    Ya Think?

    This product not intended for use as a dental drill. Dremel Electric Rotary Tool
    Skyy7 Skyy7 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    Telfast For Children

    Check out this one! This is an allergy medication and is suitable for children aged 6-12 years. http://www.telfast.com.au/antihistamines/telfast-30mg/ Then scroll down and check out the warning..... Precautions for Telfast 30mg Do not use when pregnant or when...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 18, 2012

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    Crazy Japanese Sign

    On a Muni train in Japan. Look at it, come up with an explanation of what you think, and then we'll reveal what it really is...
    videodemon videodemon 26-30, M 15 Responses Oct 20, 2007

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    Uhuh

    A carton of milk was on the table... On the label...CAUTION! This product may contain milk. WTF?! Of COURSE ¬¬
    IamcalledS IamcalledS 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2013

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    Much like a large 2kg bag of peanuts

    that said "warning may contain traces of nuts"
    RedShiftBrady RedShiftBrady 18-21 Feb 21

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    if you have to be told to Not leave a baby

    unattended in bath...maybe you shouldn't have one
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I forget exactly what medicine it was on,

    but the instruction was for the patient to call the doctor in case of their own death. Not an easy thing to do, unless the patient comes back to haunt the doctor.
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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    Whew. Thank you, warning label.

    I was actually considering using my new floor lamp in the shower.
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 16

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    Best one yet. Bottle of Bleach read; "Do not

    wash with pet fish." Who washes pet fish in the first place!? o_O
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    Direction Labels....

    Or how about ..."how to" labels/ directions... remove plastic before putting into stove!...or even better... remove from package! noooo.....I was going to put the entire box of frozen pizza right inside the oven! or remove wrapper before putting into toaster! or on shampoo...
    polkio polkio 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2012

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    C'mon They Are Hilarious

    I mean look at these: Free Counter   On a bicycle -- "Removing the wheel can influence the performance of the bicycle" (You think?) On a hammer-- "Misuse may lead to property damage and bodily injury." (Oh...Hell yes!!!) On a...
    bufy1981 bufy1981 26-30, F 9 Responses May 12, 2009

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    You Don't Say?

    Box of peanuts.Ingredients list: Peanuts, peanut oil, salt, etc.WARNING: CONTAINS PEANUTS!Thank you box! I had no idea that this box of peanuts I was about to eat had peanuts in them!
    MathematicallyMindedFractal MathematicallyMindedFractal 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2013

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    Funny Sign

    funny sign for dog lovers:
    EPJulio EPJulio 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 14, 2007

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    A Warning Label to End All Warning Labels!

    oh man... if you need a sign to tell you to watch out for this... seems to be some sort of airfield, where you can (apparently) get your head chopped off without warning.  
    videodemon videodemon 26-30, M 59 Responses Oct 8, 2007

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    Warning Large Rock

    At this place on a store parking lot (you know how they have those little islands of plants and stuff? well this one had a rock on the end and behind it bushes) there is this sign that says WARNING LARGE ROCK..... and the sad thing is......it looked like it got hit a lot, lots of...
    wolfalone wolfalone 13-15, F Dec 11, 2012

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    satyr7 satyr7 51-55, M Feb 20

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    Nuts??

    On the label of a jar of peanut butter, "warning this product may contain traces of nuts" .... ??? I'm like no **** really wow....
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    Probably the strangest warning label I ever saw

    was in a ladies' room at a gas station in New Jersey. For those of you too young to remember, public rest rooms (before they used paper towels) had these dreadful fabric roller towels. They were in one continuous loop that went around two rollers, and as you pulled the dry part...
    sugarfooties sugarfooties 66-70 6 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    The 7 Most Violent Warning Signs

    Some warning signs are funny because they're so obvious and overly careful, presuming a level of stupidity in the viewer that is unimaginable. But THEN there are the signs that are simply so violent, they are actually frightening. Namely, they say that so...
    videodemon videodemon 26-30, M 74 Responses Sep 30, 2008

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    Not the Best One By Far But....

    On my new straightener, the label reads: Caution: This Product Will Burn Eyes! I do not want to meet the person who caused that to be required on the label. I think most people would know better than to use a straightener on their eyelashes. Also.... if its hot enough to...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 11, 2007

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    Silica Gel

    the stuff that comes in packets in new shoes and boots. label always reads, silica gel do not eat. anyone dumb enough to eat the stuff probably isn't smart enough to read
    ib14fun ib14fun 41-45 Oct 10, 2012

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    So Funny

    i love stupid warning labels especially the ones that are on the slicers in retail delis. There is a picture of a bloody hand a picture of a slicer operating.
    TwitchyTwitch TwitchyTwitch 22-25, M Jul 16, 2012

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    Some Actual Warning Labels

    On a Sears hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping. On a bag of Doritos: You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside. On a bar of Dial soap: Directions: Use like regular soap. On some Swann frozen dinners: Serving suggestion: Defrost. On a...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 12 Responses Nov 23, 2008

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    There used to be step-by-step instructions

    for toasting a pop tart, including removing the wrapping before toasting the pop tart.
    Schloonie Schloonie 16-17, M Feb 3

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    Men With Menstral Cramps....

    on the back of the Midol box, which is like, medicine for cramps, bloating, and other stuff to do with having your period.... it says "stop and ask a doctor before use if you have difficulty urinating due to englargement of the prostate glad" but wait..... isnt that...
    asdfok asdfok 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    Some of My Favorites...

      "Caution: The contents of this bottle should not be fed to fish." -- On a bottle of shampoo for dogs.   "For external use only!" -- On my Revlon curling iron.   "Do not use while sleeping." -- On my Revlon ...
    Chanteuse1984 Chanteuse1984 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 15, 2007

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    "I'm not saying I think idiots should die,

    but maybe we should remove all the warning labels, and let the problem sort itself out?" Love this quote! Accurate.
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    Insomnia

    Has anyone seen the T.V. commercials for sleeping pills that say " May cause drowsiness, do not use while driving or operating heavy machinery " ? Thanks for the warning folks, otherwise I might just pop a pill or two before I took off down the highway ! DUH !!!!!
    timmerb timmerb 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 15, 2007

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    NUTS!!!!

    I bought a bag of NUTS that said "this product may contain traces of NUT" WTF I would hope it contained more than just traces of it!!! That is NUTS!
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 2, 2007

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    Here Are a Few Funny Ones For Ya!

    Liquid Plummer Warning: Do not reuse the bottle to store beverages. Windex Do not spray in eyes. Bowl Fresh Safe to use around pets and children, although it is not recommended that either be permitted to drink from toilet. Toilet Plunger Caution: Do not use near...
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 2, 2007

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    The Fact We Need

    them speaks volumes at the extent of just how serious things have become in our litigious society. We're common sense has been overcome by the need of I will just sue the person(s), Company, Agency and the like. For one's on actions and their failure to take responsibility for...
    Michael820 Michael820 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2012

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    Good For A Laugh

    While purchasing a chainsaw for my husband a few years ago, I read a warning label that said, "Do not stop chain with genitals." Now come on. You know someone had to try for them to put that label on there. How stupid could you be? Really?! Who in their right mind would put their...
    25tashat25 25tashat25 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    BlazedSoulsNix BlazedSoulsNix 41-45, F 9 Responses May 17, 2011

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    Stupid Stupid Signs

    Aisle sign in a Chinese grocery store: Caned Fruit Caned vegetarian Caned Fish Meat Dried Meat Floss Price sign on clothes rack: Used Sweat: y2900 On a cash register: Sorry. We can not change. On a fire extinguisher in Calcutta, India. Cease Fire. Large sign in...
    luicifersgirl luicifersgirl 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    Mr Burrito Says "Don't Do Drugs."

     Stupid warning labels? I love stupid warning labels. Apparently if you look at the side of a Boeing 757, it has a sign that says "Fragile. Do not drop." But the weirdest warning label (Well, I guess it wasn't a warning label, just a label) is in my school...
    Bootstrapper Bootstrapper 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    Lake Michigan

    The Hob Nob Restaurant in Racine, Wisconsin is on Lake Michiganat the edge of the parking lot are large signs"WARNING LAKE MICHIGAN AHEAD"Love that place though - if you are ever in Racine you MUST go. It is an old style supper club and the French Onion soup is the best I've...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Oct 19, 2013

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    On a cereal box there was a free iron-on

    transfer for a Shrek thing. Amongst the warnings at the lower right, the final one advises, "DO NOT IRON WHILE WEARING SHIRT!" Can't make this stuff up, but here is your proof, all the same: http://i60.tinypic.com/1252qux.png
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M Feb 2

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    DUH?

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - A woman is suing the pharmacy that sold her a popular contraceptive jelly - because she ate the stuff on toast and got pregnant anyway.
    Skyy7 Skyy7 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2013

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    On a packet of nuts in Tesco: Allergy Advice:

    May contain nuts. Really? I thought it would be full of unicorns and rainbows -.-
    nighthawk56 nighthawk56 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    WE'Re Experiencing Technical Diffuculties

    "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"...or be on your "classic rock station! (below)  
    bookerdana bookerdana 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2013

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    Science

    I was doing something in my science class on the computer and I found a labelon a jar of sulfuric acid and it said " Do not touch,Pick up bottle by the side!" I mean really first you're all like noooooo dont touch its gona kill you but now you're like oh ya its fine to pick up...
    Aspens13 Aspens13 13-15, F Jun 21, 2013

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    Shipping Tubes

    I bought two shipping tubes last month. Both had warning labels: "Do Not Place Over Child's Head" Maybe I read that wrong and there's a very small headed guy named Child running around. Maybe people have been screwing with him. Otherwise....