Friday, December 21, 2007

11th annual "Wacky Warning Label Contest"

By Ron Vample
The Associated Press
12 Dec 2007

" ... Here are some words to live by, from a warning label on a small
tractor: "Danger: Avoid Death."

That warning is the winner of the 11th annual "Wacky Warning Label Contest,"
sponsored by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch. The contest is part of an effort
to show the effects of lawsuits on warning labels.

Kevin Soave of Farmington Hills, a Detroit suburb, won the $500 grand prize
for submitting the tractor's "Danger: Avoid Death" label.

The $250 second place prize went to Carrianne, Jacob and Robby Turin of
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, for a label they found on an iron-on T-shirt
transfer that warns: "Do not iron while wearing shirt."

Richard Goodnow of Lancaster, Massachusetts, earned the $100 third-place
prize for a label on a baby stroller featuring a small storage pouch that
warns: "Do not put child in bag." ... "

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