- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (October 15, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312195346
- ISBN-13: 978-0312195342
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 4.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,096,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Warning Label Book: Warning: Reading This Book May Cause Spontaneous, Uncontrollable Laughter Paperback – October 15, 1998
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However, before incorporating material from this book, I'm glad I checked the credibility on Snopes; warning label stories cited in the book include false, proven urban legends.
It's a shame that the book doesn't come with a warning label: "CAUTION: Contents may be fictional".
If you happen to be one of those poor souls who read those lavels and are thankful for the advice they give you ,and thankful for that wise information that would prevent you from injuring yourself,there is little hope for you.
I really enjoyed some of the absolutely ridiculous labels they have shown us;but particularly enjoyed the 24 priceless stickers at the back of the book.I am going to have a ball with them.They are well made and very official looking and would be fun to place on something and ask people about them.The fun you can have in the office lunchroom,on objects like hand dryers,etc in public or private washrooms,or even place on a product in a department store,and then ask a salesperson to explain it.
All this aptly applies to that timeless adage;
"If you are ignorant,you can learn;but if you are stupid,it's permanent."
A great gift for anyone with a sense of humor and the stickers would be priceless in the hands of a practical joker.
Therefore, companies now find it actually necessary to warn us not to eat lemon colored paint, beware that jumbo sized fireplace logs might catch on fire, and that we should be sure to remove the baby before folding up the baby stroller.
Bonus: There are dozens of great self-sticking warning labels of great comedic value in the book as well.
Warning: Do not stick them in your eye.
This book shows many funny and intriguing warning labels as well as some of the stories behind them (why can't we remove the mattress tag?).
Wry wit and cynicism attach these labels we take for granted (and seldom read). But I could not help think that some of the observations missed the mark a little. For instance a hair dryer has a label saying not to use it in the shower or while sleeping but fails to mention the bathtub (does that mean it is ok to use it in the tub?).
But still, this is a fun book to read alone or with friends. The book even comes with a section of fake warning labels that you can apply anywhere.
The stickers are cheesy and stupid, but that doesn't detract from the book. It's funny read from cover to cover. But, if you need a quick pick-me-up, just flip to a random page for a laugh.
Nowadays with the number of lawsuits by inept consumers injured by certain products, manufacturers are forced to put "idiot-proof" warning labels on their products.
Contains information about the famous McDonald's coffee incident and subsequent lawsuit.