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And The Sillliest Warning Of The Year Goes To...

The contest, now in its tenth year, is conducted by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, M-LAW, to reveal how lawsuits, and concern about lawsuits, have created a need for common sense warnings on products. Disclaimers...


We saw this on website mlaw.org, a website that campaigns against frivolous lawsuits.


Their annual award has gone to the warning on a washing machine in a Laundromat from a person in Northville, Michigan, it said:

DO NOT PUT ANY PERSON INSIDE THIS WASHER


Second place goes to a reader in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota who spotted this warning on a 'personal watercraft':

NEVER USE A LIT MATCH OR OPEN FLAME TO CHECK FUEL LEVEL


Third place was tied by two entries:


This was found on a cell phone:

DON'T TRY TO DRY YOUR PHONE IN A MICROWAVE OVEN


This on a Super Lotto Ticket:

DO NOT IRON


No prize but an honorable mention goes to a man who found this warning on a copy of the Yellow Pages:

PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS DIRECTORY WHILE OPERATING A MOVING VEHICLE


Voting took place by listeners to the Dick Purtan show on Detroit radio station, WOMC-FM.

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