Monday, August 11, 2008

This Blog Post Is Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer

I have rolled my eyes over many warning labels, and often wondered what sort of lawsuit inspired the idiot-proofing attached to all my merchandise. I especially enjoy the "duh" labels like "Do not drive with sunshade in place" or "Caution: hot when heated". And of course there are all those California warnings - "This (fill in the blank with product of your choice) is known to the state of California to cause cancer." Luckily we don't live in California so these sorts of labels don't apply to us. (Phew! I was really worried about my stroller giving me cancer.) But I must admit, this warning label on my travel pillow has left me a little bewildered:

In case you can't read it, it says: "Warning: Do not use for sleeping. For decorative purposes only."

Silly me. I bought this pillow thinking I could use it for sleeping when really I should have been using it to contribute to the feng shui of my living room. I feel so sheepish!


foculbrown said...

LOL. Where did you get this pillow? You could sue the store for selling you a pillow that is defective.

What good is a pillow if you can't sleep on it? Even if it looks good, it's worthless to me if I can't can't some ZZZZZs on it.

Megan B said...

You've convinced me to start looking at my labels, LOL! That is crazy and mostly funny :) Rest in peace :)

Oliver said...

Unpacking boxes last night we had a similar discussion. I love the warning label telling you not to put your children in a plastic storage container. That being said, shipping her across the country would have been easier.