The Weirdest, Funniest and Dumbest Product Labels


One of the dumbest product labels ever seen has got to me on munitions shipped to the Army together with a hazard warning label on them stating, “Point this Side to Enemy” – as product labels go, if you don’t know which is the business end of your weaponry in the military, we all better negotiate surrender terms!

Crazy product labels abound all over the place though and while there are plenty of honest mistakes that don’t particularly detract from us using the product, there also some absolute disasters which are funnier than Saturday Night Live on a good day!

Open Packet. Eat Nuts.

On pack of peanuts served on American Airlines

Do Not Use While Sleeping!

Warning label on Sears Hair Dryer

Serving Suggestion: Defrost

Cooking instructions on Swann frozen ready meal

Use Like Regular Soap

On box of Dial soap

You Could Be a Winner! No Purchase Necessary.  Details Inside!

On a bag of Fritos

Do not iron clothes on body.

Warning on a Rowenta steam iron

Fits one head.

Shower cap box description

Reduce-Reuse-Recycle: Think of the environment and dispose of responsibly.

Disposal instructions on set of English condoms.

WARNING – For indoor and outdoor use only.

Description on Chinese Christmas lights

Do not attempt to stop chain with hands.

Found on a Swedish chainsaw

Keep out of children.

On a Korean kitchen knife

This floodlight is capable of illuminating large areas even in the dark.

Found on a Komatsu movement sensing floodlight

A lot of these blunders are of course caused by problems in translation, but on the other hand, where English is the native language of the company involved there is still plenty of room for some absolute howlers!

Some assembly is required.

On a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle box

Do not use for drying pets.

Found in a microwave instruction booklet

Remove child before folding and storing.

Found on a warning label for a child’s buggy

Wearing this costume will not allow you to fly.

Found on a Spiderman costume packaging

Suitable for Outdoor Use

Found on a rain gauge used by the US Geological Survey

Not suitable for children less than 36 months old

Found on a birthday card stating, “Happy Birthday Now You’re ONE!”

Has been found to cause cancer in laboratory mice.

Found on the product label for a rat poison

This product is not intended for use as a dental drill.

Warning instructions for a Dremel drill

The winner has got to be, however;


Found on a window fitting air conditioning unit

There is something to be learned from all of this – make sure you check and double check your printing before, during and after you have ordered your product labels and shipping stickers, or in fact anything you are using in your private or business life.  When we write it and when we see it repeatedly, we may just not notice that it may mean something entirely different or be funny enough to end up in a written piece just like this!

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