Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Caution: Reading this blog may be hazardous to your health

How about a warning not to go to Detroit?

Wacky warning contest names 5 frivolous finalists
By Jeff Karoub - Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Ballpoint pen-chewers, take note: The cap in your mouth can obstruct breathing if swallowed.

Common sense? Apparently for speakers of French, Spanish and German.

The creator of the annual Wacky Warning Labels contest says the warning appears only in the English section of the multilingual instructions from the pen-maker.

The pen cap caveat is among five finalists announced Tuesday in the 14th annual contest that calls out silly warning labels and rails against lawsuits it deems frivolous.

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