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Posted On January 3, 2012 Accident Tips & Prevention

Ridiculous Warning Labels

Labels on products and medicationare there to warn consumers of adverse effects or other hazards. Sometimes the labels may seem absurd or unnecessary, but they are there for a reason. The labels not only protect the safety and well-being of the consumer, it also protects the company from any liability should injury occur in that manner.

These cautions should always be taken seriously, however, the following list of warning labels really go too far with ridiculous information. It makes you wonder what, or who, prompted the company to add these warnings to their products.


  • Harry Potter toy broom. The broom will not give you the gift of flight.
  • Guess Who game. Despite the commercials, the game pieces do not actually speak.
  • Blowup Figaro toy from McDonalds. The product, about the size of a CD, should not be used as a flotation device.
  • Children’s Superman costume. The costume will not give you the ability to fly.
  • Silly Putty. Is not intended to be used as ear plugs.
  • Razor scooter. The scooter’s label warns that it moves when used.


  • Good Neighbor Pharmacy Ferrous Sulfate. Contains iron. Ferrous sulfate is an iron supplement.
  • Boot’s Childrens Cough Medicine. Warning: may cause drowsiness those taking this medicine should not drive a car or operate machinery.
  • Vicks Ny-Quil Gel Caps. Use of this medication with alcohol or sedatives can cause drowsiness.
  • Bayer Aspirin. This medication should not be used if you are allergic to asprin.
  • Children’s Dimetapp. The label warns that you should not take this medication if pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Dog pills. On this pet medication it states that it may cause drowsiness. It also says that taking it with alcohol will intensify the drowsy feeling and the consumer should be careful when operating machinery or a motor vehicle.

These warnings may be humorous, but all warning labels on medications and products should be followed. The warnings are there for your safety and failure to follow could result in injury. If you have been injured due to a dangerous or defective product, contact a skilled New Jersey personal injury attorney to discuss your legal rights and options.

Information compiled from Talk Magic, Dumb Warnings, and Oddee.