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Warning Labels are out of Control

label on candleAre the warning labels that manufacturers are putting on products getting a little out of whack?

Yes, I know I should not use a hair dryer in the bathtub. And yes, I know sleeping pills could cause drowsiness. 

Last week, my daughter celebrated her 2 year birthday.  I put a 2 on the top of her Rice Krispie Treat Cupcake.  Can you guess what the label said?

It said, "Ages 3+".

But it's a number 2!!!  It's not like a 12 year old is going to want a glitter number muchless a 20 year old.  The number was found down the children's party isle, and I doubt someone turning any number in their twenties would be looking there.

With that, this #2 must be for a two year old, no?  But why do you have to be 3+ in order to blow out the candle?

Come on!  If you're going to put warning labels on things, make them make sense!!



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Comment balloon 20 commentsDonna Harris • November 21 2009 03:40PM


Too funny

Posted by Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience (NMLS# 335055) almost 11 years ago

Donna...Three is the new Two, She'll be asking for the car keys very soon...happy birthday Mom they grow up so quickly. I was on an escalator the other day and the sign said "if the escalator stops moving complete the accent manually"....How about climb the stair dumb ass?!

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) almost 11 years ago


I agree.  This message is on the back of flea and tick collars:  IF on skin or clothing Take off contaminated clothing.  Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes.   How am I to keep his collar on and hold him when I want too?

Posted by Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA almost 11 years ago

It's as funny as it is rediculous, but everyone has to do anything they can to avoid the next lawsuit.

Posted by Jon Budish (Resident Realty) almost 11 years ago


The problem is you are trying to be logical. Evidently some of these people aren't. Hilarious.

Posted by Ted Tyndall, I will help You find the Home YOU want to Buy (Davidson Realty Inc.) almost 11 years ago

That's what happens when too many lawyers or the government gets involved in anything!

Posted by Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate (Southwest Missouri Realty - almost 11 years ago

This is too funny -- and crazy ---- agree many labels are out of control.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) almost 11 years ago

Maybe I shouldn't tell you this. I actually use those labels to discourage my son from asking for toys. I often say in the store that the label says you have to be "x" years old in order to play with that toy. It can work to your favor. Therefore, this is funny for me in a different way. haha

Posted by James K Barath, CMPS, FICO Pro, Certified Military Housing Specialist (Canopy Mortgage, LLC) almost 11 years ago


I would consider that a miss label.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 11 years ago

Donna you are lucky you could read the warning label, sometimes the print is so small you can't even read it.

Posted by Carl Winters almost 11 years ago

I've seen lists of these warmings circulating, they really do defy reason.  Pretty laughable!

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) almost 11 years ago

Our information about brokerage services is pretty cute too. It reads mandatory for voluntary use. I took me a few times to understand that one. Maybe kids eat wax under 3? I dunno. Neat blog.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) almost 11 years ago

The ones that always make me laugh are the childproof caps. I always have to ask my 5 year old grandaughter to help me get those open!! (And I agree with Carl and Ceil about the print... why is it they keep making that font size smaller and smaller each year???)

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) almost 11 years ago

Funny.  How about the drug labels that state not to take the product if you are allergic to any of the components.  Ya think?  Or one of the disclosures we have that state if the home you are thinking of purchasing is by a golf course, it may be hit by errant golf balls.  Some one had a firm grasp of the obvious there!

Posted by Carol Lee, Realtor - Agoura, Oak Park, Westlake CA Homes (Dilbeck Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Yes, I understand there are way too many lawyers with nothing to do to come up with labels like what we see. Maybe every cup of coffee should have a warning to not drive while the coffee is in your lap... or maybe just a warning that the coffee shouldn't be in your lap in the first place...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 11 years ago

Hey, Donna. That is too funny. You should send that to Leno. Thanks, Jim

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

They put Waring's on labels because at one time or another they have probably been sued. I the 2 case some parent probably tried to let their child lite it or chew on it. You know not all parents are bright. Next time look at the warning on your hair dryer, it says "do not use in shower/tub"

Posted by Lisa Long (Heather Roda Broker) almost 11 years ago

Jim, I've actually been thinking about doing that!

Lisa, THat was my opening line that the hairdryer can't be used in the bathtub.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 11 years ago

Hi Donna~  I've been away so long, so I had to stop by and say hello.  Too funny!

Posted by Tracie Mason, Holton, Coach & Virtual Assistant (Agent Assistant Network) almost 11 years ago

Tracie, Hi!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 11 years ago