2011 Wacky Warning Labels Contest Finalists!

The finalists have been selected – and they're crazier than ever!  The 14th annual Wacky Warning Labels™ Contest, which reaches tens of millions of Americans each year, entertains and alarms the nation about the lawsuit-happy culture and the lengths to which companies must go to avoid lawsuits. 

The three national winners will be chosen in mid-June and the people who nominated the winning labels will receive cash prizes.  Let us know your favorites in our flash poll – vote below!  Just click on the email link and hit "send" and your choice will be sent off to Bob Dorigo Jones, CFA Senior Fellow and contest creator. 


Listen to Bob's commentary about the finalists!



Dust Mask

This dust mask did not come with any air tubes, tanks or anything else.  What you see at left is all that was in the package along with the warnings below. 

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Bicycle Brochure

Expert and professional bike riders don't usually need training wheels as shown in this picture from the brochure!  Even when warning labels are present, plaintiff lawyers will sometimes argue that they aren't "big enough" or "explicit enough". 

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Pen Cap Warning

This wacky warning was included in a set of instructions that were printed in four different languages.  This warning was included only in the English version!!  Who reads the instructions each time before using a pen?

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Spa Safety Cover

Whether you sell a hot tub or any other product in America, you can find yourself in hot water with plaintiff lawyers if you don’t warn against the most obvious things. 

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Concealed Gun Carry Case

Even though the product is clearly called a “Concealed Carry Case” in the ad, the company might find itself in the crosshairs of personal injury lawyers if it doesn't provide a warning like this that while it is made to look like a typical daily planner, it really isn't one!

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Mike Gallagher's National Radio Show

Bob Dorigo Jones and Mike Gallagher discuss how the Wacky Warning Labels contest reveals barriers to entrepreneurship in America!

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Be a WWL Spotter and Win $1,000!

Tell us about the Wacky Warning Labels you spot and if your nominee is chosen the 2011 winner by John Stossel's live television audience on Fox Business in July, you'll win $1,000!

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  Label sent to us by an alert WWL spotter who found this on towels now being sold by White Company, a retail company in England, known for selling quality linens and household products.

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