Remove Child Before Folding
Actually, the full title is Remove Child Before Folding: The 101 Stupidest, Silliest, and Wackiest Warning Labels ever, by Bob Dorigo Jones.
And I'm not sure whether to laugh, cry, or get annoyed. I admit, the book is hilarious in a sad, sad way.
Among the warning labels Jones tracked down for the book are:
- "The labels above the public toilets at the Wide World Sports Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., which read 'Recycled flush water, unsafe for drinking'."
- "The instruction guide for a BernzOmatic propane torch," which warns "Never use when sleeping."
- "The...label...on a bottle of Milky Way chocolate milk," which reads "Contains milk."
- "A container of Sure underarm deodorant," which warns "Caution: Do not spray in eyes."
- And the title warning from Century's TraveLite SPORT baby stroller, "Remove child before folding!"
Man, that's almost depressing. Have we all gotten that stupid?
Or are we so litigation-happy that manufacturers feel like they have do a little extra dumbing-down in order to protect themselves from the stupid few among us?