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Subject:Re: accuracy in packaging From:Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 19 Oct 2000 10:08:12 -0400
Grace Fielder wrote:
> In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed, here are
> some actual label instructions on consumer goods:
> * On Sears hair dryer: Do not use while sleeping.
> * On a bag of Fritos: You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details
> * On a bar of Dial soap: Directions: Use like regular soap .
> * Some Swann frozen dinners: Serving suggestion: Defrost.
> * On a hotel-provided shower cap in a box: Fits one head.
> * On Tesco's Tiramisu desert: Do not turn upside down. (Printed on the
> bottom of the box.)
> * On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: Product will be hot after heating.
> * On packaging for a Rowenta Iron: Do not iron clothes on body.
> * On Boot's Children's Cough Medicine: Do not drive car or operate
> * On Nytol (a sleep aid): Warning: May cause drowsiness.
> * On a Korean kitchen knife: Warning keep out of children.
> * On a string of Chinese-made Christmas lights: For indoor or outdoor use
> * On a Japanese food processor: Not to be used for the other use.
> * On Sainsbury's Peanuts: Warning: contains nuts.
> * On an American Airlines packet of nuts: Instructions: open packet, eat
> * On a Swedish chainsaw: Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands.
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