That "little ol'lady from Pasadena" that sued McDonalds for the hot coffee in her lap has the fast food places putting the message "Caution: contents hot" on their hot coffee cups (in three languages).
Well, no kidding. If I got COLD coffee, I'd drive back around and tell them about it!!
Re: Stating the obvious#4321 09/18/0109:59 PM09/18/0109:59 PM
Ah, glad to see it's not just me then! I like your examples.
I'm afraid that the litigation is getting bad here as well. Yes, all the styrofoam coffee cups in McDonald's here now have the "Caution: Contents hot" warning on them - Only in English though. I wonder if I could get them to serve a milk shake in one & then sue them because the contents are cold??!
I bought a rotary pipe cutter a while ago. The packaging said "Warning: Do not rotate on finger."
The ultimate statement of the blindingly obvious was the microwave-ready meal with a notice which read "Caution: Contents may be hot after heating." Duh.....
Re: Stating the obvious#4323 09/26/0108:26 AM09/26/0108:26 AM
Saw a great one yesterday while connecting up a CNC machine from Japan. It had a dedicated 25KVA 480x200V transformer with warning label that showed and read: Exclamation Point - "Falling Down, Corner" (do not drop) Fire symbol - "No Over Road" (overload) Shower head - "No Water, Huminity"
It came in a crate that was originally sent to "Indiana...Polis"
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Re: Stating the obvious#4324 09/26/0107:18 PM09/26/0107:18 PM
Originally posted by Tom: How about hairdryers marked " Do not use this appliance while sleeping".
They've gotta be kidding! Who would try to use a hair dryer while asleep?!
I'm just waiting for the handbooks with a new car to have a warning on pg. 1, something like: "Caution: Driving into walls may be dangerous" or "Warning: Hitting other vehicles can be hazardous to your heath."
Maybe they should include something about not driving with your eyes shut.....
Re: Stating the obvious#4326 09/27/0106:19 AM09/27/0106:19 AM