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April 12, 2004 12:01 AM

Broken: Wacky warning labels

The winners of the Seventh Annual Wacky Warning Label Contest were announced recently. The fishing lure shown in the image took fourth place this year with the warning label: "Harmful if swallowed."


I'll tell you what's broken here: the so-called tort reform movement, of which the group sponsoring the contest is a part. Corporations are using the outlier cases as ammunition in their effort to shield themeselves from lawsuits and responsibility for the defective products they manufacture and sell.

There are many, many nonsensical lawsuits filed by corporations, but you never see them mentioned in the tort reform campaign.

Posted by: D.F. Manno at April 13, 2004 11:12 AM

Well, it is technically true...

Posted by: Steve Jackson at April 14, 2004 02:49 PM

I would love to take the warning as a joke for the fish I'm going after!

Posted by: Byron at April 29, 2004 11:21 PM

Jeez, are people really THAT thick?

Posted by: anonymous at September 18, 2004 03:27 PM

Harmful if swallowed.. Gee... You think?

Posted by: Jellob at December 15, 2004 04:57 PM

Anyone stupid enough to swallow it deserves to be harmed! Teach 'em a lesson!

Posted by: Sarah at November 16, 2005 11:06 AM


Go to this website! It's hilarious!

Posted by: This isn't a fake name at March 20, 2006 01:15 AM

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