Bloody stupid things stated in advertising/packaging.

#1
As opposed to... What? Imaginary ingredients?

Any more?
 

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Mr_Fingerz

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#3
It's the "New & Improved" shit that gets me.

Which is it? "New"? or "Improved"?

Because it can't be fucking both.
 
#7
Bags of peanuts that say "may contain nuts" Really? And take away coffee cups that say "caution, hot contents" No shit! If I've paid for a brew I want it to be fucking hot! And I'm not gay, so therefore don't by frappamochas or whatever the fuck their called. You know, that cold coffee shit.
 
#8
The ones that puzzle me rather than annoy are all the news items which start with the warning;

Contains flashing images and graphic scenes,

Who cares, the epilectics are hardly going to complain, not if they're throwing a wobbly.
 
#9
I bought a new iron the other day, and the instructions stated "Do not iron items of clothing whilst wearing them" ......
I would love to meet the person who inspired that little addition to the instruction manual.
 
#10
Live band is the one that gets me, although some bands music had improved with their death.
 
#11
I bought a new iron the other day, and the instructions stated "Do not iron items of clothing whilst wearing them" ......
I would love to meet the person who inspired that little addition to the instruction manual.
Oh I have known a number of people who have done that before a parade, it never ends well.
 
#12
Oh I have known a number of people who have done that before a parade, it never ends well.
I was going to say that I've done it... But I thought I'd sound silly.
 

Fang_Farrier

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#13
Live band is the one that gets me, although some bands music had improved with their death.
Obviously wasn't watching the same Olympic closing ceremoney as I was then!
 
#14
"Better than the best selling brand"

No it fucking isn't. If it was better than the best selling brand then every cunt would buy it and it'd be the best selling brand.

Ya lying bastards
 
#15
"Better than the best selling brand"

No it fucking isn't. If it was better than the best selling brand then every cunt would buy it and it'd be the best selling brand.

Ya lying bastards
VHS vice Betamax?
 
#16
Army red fire buckets with FIRE ​written on them but which contain sand.
 
#18
The wife's beauty products. She spends a cunting fortune on skincare and anti aging creams and to be fair she only looks like she's in her mid to late 20's.


Bearing in mind she 26 the dozy twat.
 
#19
A c'n'p job:

Product Warnings:

"Do not use if you cannot see clearly to read the information in the information booklet." -- In the information booklet.
• "Caution: The contents of this bottle should not be fed to fish." -- On a bottle of shampoo for dogs.
• "For external use only!" -- On a curling iron.
• "Warning: This product can burn eyes." -- On a curling iron.
• "Do not use in shower." -- On a hair dryer.
• "Do not use while sleeping." -- On a hair dryer.
• "Do not use while sleeping or unconscious." -- On a hand-held massaging device.
• "Do not place this product into any electronic equipment." -- On the case of a chocolate CD in a gift basket.
• "Recycled flush water unsafe for drinking." -- On a toilet at a public sports facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
• "Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover." -- On a pair of shin guards made for bicyclists.
• "This product not intended for use as a dental drill." -- On an electric rotary tool.
• "Caution: Do not spray in eyes." -- On a container of underarm deodorant.
• "Do not drive with sunshield in place." -- On a cardboard sunshield that keeps the sun off the dashboard.
• "Caution: This is not a safety protective device." -- On a plastic toy helmet used as a container for popcorn.
• "Do not use near fire, flame, or sparks." -- On an "Aim-n-Flame" fireplace lighter.
• "Battery may explore or leak." -- On a battery. See a scanned image.
• "Do not eat toner." -- On a toner cartridge for a laser printer.
• "Not intended for highway use." -- On a 13-inch wheel on a wheelbarrow.
• "This product is not to be used in bathrooms." -- On a Holmes bathroom heater.
• "May irritate eyes." -- On a can of self-defense pepper spray.
• "Eating rocks may lead to broken teeth." -- On a novelty rock garden set called "Popcorn Rock."
• "Caution! Contents hot!" -- On a Domino's Pizza box.
• "Caution: Hot beverages are hot!" -- On a coffee cup.
• "Caution: Shoots rubber bands." -- On a product called "Rubber Band Shooter."
• "Warning: May contain small parts." -- On a frisbee.
• "Do not use orally." -- On a toilet bowl cleaning brush.
• "Please keep out of children." -- On a butcher knife.
• "Not suitable for children aged 36 months or less." -- On a birthday card for a 1 year old.
• "Do not recharge, put in backwards, or use." -- On a battery.
• "Warning: Do not use on eyes." -- In the manual for a heated seat cushion.
• "Do not look into laser with remaining eye." -- On a laser pointer.
• "Do not use for drying pets." -- In the manual for a microwave oven.
• "For use on animals only." -- On an electric cattle prod.
• "For use by trained personnel only." -- On a can of air freshener.
• "Keep out of reach of children and teenagers." -- On a can of air freshener.
• "Remember, objects in the mirror are actually behind you." -- On a motorcycle helmet-mounted rear-view mirror.
• "Warning: Riders of personal watercraft may suffer injury due to the forceful injection of water into body cavities either by falling into the water or while mounting the craft." -- In the manual for a jetski.
• "Warning: Do not climb inside this bag and zip it up. Doing so will cause injury and death." -- A label inside a protective bag (for fragile objects), which measures 15cm by 15cm by 12cm.
• "Do not use as ear plugs." -- On a package of silly putty.
• "Please store in the cold section of the refrigerator." -- On a bag of fresh grapes in Australia.
• "Warning: knives are sharp!" -- On the packaging of a sharpening stone.
• "Not for weight control." -- On a pack of Breath Savers.
• "Twist top off with hands. Throw top away. Do not put top in mouth." -- On the label of a bottled drink.
• "Theft of this container is a crime." -- On a milk crate.
• "Do not use intimately." -- On a tube of deodorant.
• "Warning: has been found to cause cancer in laboratory mice." -- On a box of rat poison.
• "Fragile. Do not drop." -- Posted on a Boeing 757.
• "Cannot be made non-poisonous." -- On the back of a can of de-icing windshield fluid.
• "Caution: Remove infant before folding for storage." -- On a portable stroller.
• "Excessive dust may be irritating to shin and eyes." -- On a tube of agarose powder, used to make gels.
• "Look before driving." -- On the dash board of a mail truck.
• "Do not iron clothes on body." -- On packaging for a Rowenta iron.
• "Do not drive car or operate machinery." -- On Boot's children's cough medicine.
• "For indoor or outdoor use only." -- On a string of Christmas lights.
• "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly." -- On a child sized Superman costume.
• "This door is alarmed from 7:00pm - 7:00am." -- On a hospital's outside access door.
• "Beware! To touch these wires is instant death. Anyone found doing so will be prosecuted." -- On a sign at a railroad station.
• "Warning: do not use if you have prostate problems." -- On a box of Midol PMS relief tablets.
• "Product will be hot after heating." -- On a supermarket dessert box.
• "Do not turn upside down." -- On the bottom of a supermarket dessert box.
• "Do not light in face. Do not expose to flame." -- On a lighter.
• "Choking hazard: This toy is a small ball." -- On the label for a cheap rubber ball toy.
• "Not for human consumption." -- On a package of dice.
• "May be harmful if swallowed." -- On a shipment of hammers.
• "Using Ingenio cookware to destroy your old pots may void your warranty." -- A printed message that appears in a television advertisement when the presenter demonstrates how strong the cookware is by using it to beat up and destroy a regular frying pan.
• "Do not attempt to stop the blade with your hand." -- In the manual for a Swedish chainsaw.
• "Do not dangle the mouse by its cable or throw the mouse at co-workers." -- From a manual for an SGI computer.
• "Warning: May contain nuts." -- On a package of peanuts.
• "Do not eat." -- On a slip of paper in a stereo box, referring to the styrofoam packing.
• "Do not eat if seal is missing." -- On said seal.
• "Remove occupants from the stroller before folding it."
• "Access hole only -- not intended for use in lifting box." -- On the sides of a shipping carton, just above cut-out openings which one would assume were handholds.
• "Warning: May cause drowsiness." -- On a bottle of Nytol, a brand of sleeping pills.
• "Warning: Misuse may cause injury or death." -- Stamped on the metal barrel of a .22 calibre rifle.
• "Do not use orally after using rectally." -- In the instructions for an electric thermometer.
• "Turn off motor before using this product." -- On the packaging for a chain saw file, used to sharpen the cutting teeth on the chain.
• "Not to be used as a personal flotation device." -- On a 6x10 inch inflatable picture frame.
• "Do not put in mouth." -- On a box of bottle rockets.
• "Remove plastic before eating." -- On the wrapper of a Fruit Roll-Up snack.
• "Not dishwasher safe." -- On a remote control for a TV.
• "For lifting purposes only." -- On the box for a car jack.
• "Do not put lit candles on phone." -- On the instructions for a cordless phone.
• "Warning! This is not underwear! Do not attempt to put in pants." -- On the packaging for a wristwatch.
• "Do not wear for sumo wrestling." -- From a set of washing instructions. See a scanned image.




 
#20
Until about 20 years ago, people applied common sense to the use of commercially available items, and if it went wrong, they'd suck it up & get on with their life, but then a family went to a McD's drive thru in the US, and as they drove away, granny scalded her clunge and legs with the coffee she was fucking about with.

Long story short, they didn't like the idea of manning up, and took McDONALD'S to court on the basis of no warnings that the coffee could scald. McD's got totally butt fucked for millions, and every other business took note and applied every warning they could think of to every product they peddle....because there has always been stupid people, but they've all learned, if there's pain, there's gain if they call a lawyer.
 

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