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    Question Operating Instuctions that defy belief

    I know a lot of companies are afraid of being sued by consumers these day but are there really people this stupid out there. These are some genuine instructions placed on products.

    On a hair dryer from Myers: "Do not use while sleeping".

    On a Bag of chips: "You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside!"

    On a bar of Parmolive soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap."

    On a frozen dinner: "Serving suggestion: Defrost."

    On a Nanna's Tiramisu dessert (PRINTED ON THE BOTTOM) : Do not turn upside down."

    On a Mark and Spencers Bread Pudding: Product will be hot after heating."

    On a box for a K-Mart iron: Do not iron clothes on body."

    On Boot's Children Cough Medicine: "Do not drive a car or opperate heavy machinery after taking this medication."

    On Nytol sleeping aid: Warning: May cause drowiness.

    On a brand of Christmas lights: "For indoor and outdoor use only."

    On a Japanese food processor: " Not to be used for other uses."

    On Nobby's nuts: "Warning: contains nuts"

    On an American Airlines packet of nuts: "Instructions: open packet, eat nuts."

    On a child's Superman costume: "Wearing this costume does not enable you to fly."

    On a Swedish chainsaw; "Do not attempt to stop with your hands or genitals."


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    ^ Sad but true.

    Lots of lawsuits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenaroundawhile01 View Post
    I know a lot of companies are afraid of being sued by consumers these day but are there really people this stupid out there. These are some genuine instructions placed on products.

    On a hair dryer from Myers: "Do not use while sleeping".

    On a Bag of chips: "You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside!"

    On a bar of Parmolive soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap."

    On a frozen dinner: "Serving suggestion: Defrost."

    On a Nanna's Tiramisu dessert (PRINTED ON THE BOTTOM) : Do not turn upside down."

    On a Mark and Spencers Bread Pudding: Product will be hot after heating."

    On a box for a K-Mart iron: Do not iron clothes on body."

    On Boot's Children Cough Medicine: "Do not drive a car or opperate heavy machinery after taking this medication."

    On Nytol sleeping aid: Warning: May cause drowiness.

    On a brand of Christmas lights: "For indoor and outdoor use only."

    On a Japanese food processor: " Not to be used for other uses."

    On Nobby's nuts: "Warning: contains nuts"

    On an American Airlines packet of nuts: "Instructions: open packet, eat nuts."

    On a child's Superman costume: "Wearing this costume does not enable you to fly."

    On a Swedish chainsaw; "Do not attempt to stop with your hands or genitals."

    Even some of the more "sensible" companies issue ridiculous warnings - have a look at some of the later Nokia manuals! You really have to blame the Americans for this crap - like those people that were suing (was it) Mc Donalds for being burned by hot coffee because they spilled it on themselves whilst driving!

    They should have been counter sued for driving without due care or attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenaroundawhile01
    "Wearing this costume does not enable you to fly."
    Love this one. Lots of broken hearted kids screaming in disapointment!

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    I once had a rubber keyboard, the type that you literally roll out.

    Anyway, the instructions let me know that I should be able to use it in the case of a nuclear explosion, which was re-assuring to know.

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    ^ good and helpful info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by beenaroundawhile01
    "Wearing this costume does not enable you to fly."
    Love this one. Lots of broken hearted kids screaming in disapointment!
    I remember the warning that "Superman cannot fly" after every episode of Superman when I watched it in the 1960's.
    This was because a kid(s) really did die after launching themselves from a high place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    Love this one. Lots of broken legged kids screaming in disapointment!
    fixed

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