Wacky Warnings

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Does a toilet brush really need a label reading, "Do not use for personal hygiene?"

It won first place in a contest of the wackiest consumer warning labels. The annual contest is sponsored by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch in Detroit.

The second-place winner is a label on a child's scooter that says, "This product moves when used."

Number three is a warning label on a digital thermometer. It warns not to insert the thermometer in the mouth after using it elsewhere.

The contest sponsors say they want to show how lawsuits and the fears of litigation have created a climate that generates such labels.

A consumer watchdog group in New York defends all the labels, saying it's better to be safe than sorry.

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