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I Love Stupid Warning Labels

Dedicated to those idiotic product labels and ridiculous warning signs 2,352 People

    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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    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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    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....
    Wondrin2Day Wondrin2Day 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 4, 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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    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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    Hollow Sidewalk?

    This one is by my house in New York. Always puzzled me...
    EPJulio EPJulio 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 15, 2007

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Silly Allergy Warnings ...

    On a box of Frosted Mini Wheats: "contains wheat ingredients" (not sure who would buy something with "WHEAT" in the name and expect it to be gluten free ... lol) On a bottle of Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts: "contains peanuts" Ummmmmmmmmmmm ok :D
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    Tobacco Chew Lid

    Some tobacco chewer littered out in the woods and the tin it was in was face up. I think it was called like "Grizzly" or "Grizzly Bear" chew. But in tiny letters below it says "WARNING: MAY CAUSE MOUTH CANCER."I'm thinking "no ****, but that doesn't stop people, does it!" LOL. 
    HaleyBloodRedRose1995 HaleyBloodRedRose1995 18-21, F Jan 14, 2012

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    For Your Safety

    Remember kids, apparently you're not supposed to use a blowtorch while sleeping.
    Nobodysaidbella Nobodysaidbella 16-17, F 9 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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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, T Oct 10, 2012

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    On a Prescription

    for Birth Control Pills: Do not take if you may become pregnant. Ummm DUH For most women the whole idea is to not become pregnant, I wished I'd saved that one. Dairy Products often bear this in bold print: Contains Milk
    GhostWolf GhostWolf 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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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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    They're Funny

    My doctor had gave me some sleeping pills for a problem I was having, and I was having a hard time going to sleep because of this. Anyways, I was reading the warning label. It said "Caution, may cause sleepiness." I was like "NO DUH!!! That's kind of why they're sleeping pills...
    trueheartis2cool trueheartis2cool 36-40, F Dec 17, 2011

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    musiclover210 musiclover210 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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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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    "oh God, My Leg!!"

    In fact I always thought it would be cool to be the guy who designs these!drawing the guy who's leg is getting jacked by the machinery? can't beat that.!
    gotsalsa gotsalsa 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 14, 2012

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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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    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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    Here's Several Of Them

    A bag of walnuts (not for me for my friend): "Caution, may contain nuts."Information booklet: "Do not use if you cannot see clearly to read the information in the information booklet."Shampoo bottle: "Caution, The contents in this bottle should not be fed to fish."Iron: "Warning...
    trueheartis2cool trueheartis2cool 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2011

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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 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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.
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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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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    For Your Safety

    Remember kids, apparently you're not supposed to use a blowtorch while sleeping. And ps, it was on the instructions.  
    Nobodysaidbella Nobodysaidbella 16-17, F 13 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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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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    BlazedSoulsNix BlazedSoulsNix 41-45, F 11 Responses May 17, 2011

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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 16-18, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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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 4 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    Really??!!

    http://www.barnorama.com/wp-content/galleries/01/warrning/05.jpg kinda gross....
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 27, 2012

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    It's So Funny What People ...

    it's so funny what people put on labels these days eg: may contain nuts.....(on a box of nuts)......well dur...what else is meant to be in there
    steff steff 16-18, F 4 Responses Oct 13, 2007

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    Blowdryer

    I don't use a blow dryer on a regular basis but the weather was chilly and my hair was wet. I really, really, really wanted to blow dry my hair while I was in the bath tub ya know, just to save time but... their was a warning label saying not to and a colorful picture letting me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 8, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Some Random Funnies =)

    Liquid Plummer Warning: Do not reuse the bottle to store beverages. Windex Do not spray in eyes. Toilet Plunger Caution: Do not use near power lines. Dremel Electric Rotary Tool This product not intended for use as a dental drill. Arm & Hammer Scoopable...
    BlazzinBebe88 BlazzinBebe88 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 23, 2008

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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 41-45, M Sep 10, 2012

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    This Will Just Keep Getting Better!

    Tesco's Tirimisu Desert Do not turn upside down (Printed on the bottom of the box). Nabisco Easy Cheese For best results, remove cap. Harry Potter Toy Broom This broom does not actually fly. Unknown 500-piece puzzle Some assembly required. Blow up Figaro toy from...
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 2, 2007

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    Children Not Included

    We were shopping at toys r us one year for the kids Christmas stuff. We had one of those lego tables in mind for the kids so that the midnight checks on them would stop having the legos in the bottom of our feet..... Anyhow there was a warning label for the table... Children...
    size7satin size7satin 41-45, T 1 Response Jul 31, 2011

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    Stupid Labels

    Liquid Plummer Warning: Do not reuse the bottle to store beverages. Windex Do not spray in eyes. Toilet Plunger Caution: Do not use near power lines...
    cpetshks cpetshks 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2007

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    musiclover210 musiclover210 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Hell Of A Pick-me-up

    I run into a lot of obscure problems when tackling obscure technological and scientific points. Run into many dead ends, since uncharted territory lends itself to a lot of trial and error. It can get incredibly frustrating at times, and the worst cases end up with me questioning...
    doctormadmann doctormadmann 26-30 1 Response Jan 10, 2012

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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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    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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    Has This Really Happened!?!

    This warning is on all of the vending machines in the break rooms where I work. Ok, it must have occurred somehow or their wouldn't be a warning but: Lighting striking the dude's head? What's with the lump in his pants?? I've tried to cheat this machine over and over but never...
    OhSoShy OhSoShy 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 16, 2012

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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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