Friday, October 19, 2007

Wacky Warning Labels!

Looking around my house this week I noticed that while yes I've gotten pretty good at weeding out many of the harmful chemicals and cleaners in my home there are still some that warrant some interesting and quite frankly wacky warning labels. Let's begin shall we?

1. Behold this bottle of Febreze

The back of the bottle states- 'Safe to use around pets and household items.' Great! Aren't we supposed to be spraying it on or around those items? Then it says, 'Do not spray directly into face.' You mean to tell me I can't Febreze myself instead of showering. Damn! I was all set to do that today too. Seriously? Who would spray Febreze in their face? It's not eau de cologne!

2. My washing machine

Notice the left hand picture. It asks that you kindly not wash items that have any type of oil on them including cooking oil. Ok... So not talking about gasoline soaked rags that sometimes make their way into my laundry room (don't ask) what about when I spill olive oil on my shirt? I toss the shirt? It also asks for you not to dry these items. Hold on! Aren't I using a washing machine right now? Tricky. Hmm...

But wait! There's more. Notice the picture on the right also known as my washing machine. It tells you how to get mechanical oil out of your clothes. Using the washing machine. If these warning labels are supposed to deter bizarre accidents that shouldn't occur if you used any sort of common sense then this washer is the devil in disguise. It's out to get you with it's confusing warning label ways. Beware of my Maytag!

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  1. I'm not sure which one I like the best. I know I've stood contemplating the similar warning inside my washer. Of course, I'm contemplating before coffee in the morning, so I never really make sense out of it.

  2. Anonymous12:09 PM

    I believe Febreze had issue with people saying the stuff killed their dogs. The smell or something. It was a big thing because they have a dog in the commercials, etc.
    If you do a search I am sure there are articles.
    So i think Febreze is trying to get over that little set-back.
    Which if thats the case, makes sense.
    but still... where has all the common sense gone in this world?

  3. Anonymous10:56 PM

    believe it or not but my sister purposely sprayed Febreze in my face, it hurts like hell, even after washing

  4. Birdzilla3:34 PM

    Read of some realy dumb warning labels like on a router NOT TO BE USED AS DENTAL DRILL and on a snow blower DO NOT USE OF ROOF just what kind of poppycock bull kaka is this anyway?

  5. Anonymous4:58 PM

    We had ants in the bathroom and my wife discovered that Febreeze kills them instantly...and refreshes the air at the same time....

  6. Anonymous2:55 PM

    My son sprayed himself in the face with Febreze.....sigh


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