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Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« on: May 14, 2009, 12:52:28 PM »



Because I was just about to go take a nap and do my hair. :facepalm:

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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 12:56:05 PM »
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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 12:58:13 PM »
There must have been some serious sleep related hair drying accidents for them to put that warning in there :lol

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 01:04:54 PM »


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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 01:13:40 PM »
I've seen a packet of sleeping pills that say "warning: may cause drowzyness" on the back.

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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 01:14:57 PM »
I've seen a jar of peanut butter that on the front says "50% more peanuts!", and on the bakc it says "may contain traces of nuts".
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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009, 01:16:47 PM »
How about a package of 2 boiled eggs with the allergen warning: Contains eggs.

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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009, 01:25:21 PM »
Wait, where in the world can you buy a package of two boiled eggs? :lol

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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2009, 01:27:21 PM »
:lol These are all pretty classic.

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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2009, 01:46:18 PM »
Wait, where in the world can you buy a package of two boiled eggs? :lol

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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2009, 01:52:43 PM »
Wait, where in the world can you buy a package of two boiled eggs? :lol

I see them in 7-11 all the time.

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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2009, 02:07:08 PM »
Wait, where in the world can you buy a package of two boiled eggs? :lol

I see them in 7-11 all the time.

how odd.

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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2009, 02:09:15 PM »
thats kinda gross...
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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2009, 02:34:17 PM »
My friend wrote a classical song cycle based on ridiculous instructions, and did use this one.  He wrote a countermelody to Brahms' Lullaby to "Do not Use the Dryer While Sleeping".  He also did one called "Do not fold the stroller while the baby is inside"
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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2009, 02:40:26 PM »
The really puzzling part about this is that, if a person WERE somehow capable of using a hairdryer in their sleep (e.g., if they're a sleepwalker or something), would instructions and warnings really be capable of stopping them?

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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2009, 02:42:53 PM »
Hmm...

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A Hair Dryer Warns: Never Use While Sleeping

Think it’s impossible? Think again.

“Somebody did use a hair dryer while they were sleeping and it caused a fire in the bed,” Jones said.

As result, there’s a label on a number of hair appliances that warns against the practice.

Underwriters Laboratory, an independent organization that sets safety standards for just about every household appliance, says the warning started with the bonnet-style hair dryer.

“It pumps hot air up a hose into a bonnet that’s over your head,” UL Consumer Safety Director John Drengenberg told FOXNews.com. “You’ve got this nice warm air blowing on your head and you’re reading and you might nod off.”

The scenario is harder to picture with the handheld dryers and curling irons that also carry the warning, but Drengenberg said it, too, has happened.

“Although we don’t have a lot of statistics showing people doing this, ever so often you get someone who falls asleep,” he said.

I think maybe what they're going for is "Never fall asleep while using hair dryer"?

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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2009, 03:29:47 PM »
Hmm...

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A Hair Dryer Warns: Never Use While Sleeping

Think it’s impossible? Think again.

“Somebody did use a hair dryer while they were sleeping and it caused a fire in the bed,” Jones said.

As result, there’s a label on a number of hair appliances that warns against the practice.

Underwriters Laboratory, an independent organization that sets safety standards for just about every household appliance, says the warning started with the bonnet-style hair dryer.

“It pumps hot air up a hose into a bonnet that’s over your head,” UL Consumer Safety Director John Drengenberg told FOXNews.com. “You’ve got this nice warm air blowing on your head and you’re reading and you might nod off.”

The scenario is harder to picture with the handheld dryers and curling irons that also carry the warning, but Drengenberg said it, too, has happened.

“Although we don’t have a lot of statistics showing people doing this, ever so often you get someone who falls asleep,” he said.

I think maybe what they're going for is "Never fall asleep while using hair dryer"?
Surely if you're a narcoleptic then you're not really going to be able to stop it either way!

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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2009, 05:17:46 PM »
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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2009, 05:21:00 PM »
Billy connolly does a gag on one of his shows about being in a hotel and noticing that the hairdryer had a warning attached to the power cord saying "Warning: Do not use in shower"
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« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2009, 05:21:42 PM »
Only in America.  Seriously, where else in the world can someone do something absolutely, completely idiotic, get hurt, then sue the company, arguing that "because there was no warning against it, I did it and it's your fault"?

Warning on a Superman costume saying "Does not enable wearer to fly".
Warning on one of those windshield sunscreens saying "Do not drive with shade in place".
Warning on a jar of peanut butter saying "May contain peanuts".

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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2009, 05:44:02 PM »
I once tried to dry my only pair of underwear with a hair dryer.  I made the mistake of pressing the blow hole part of the hair dryer hard up against the underwear in my hand.  The back end of the hair dryer started smoking and fire spewed forth.  Needless to say i have never used one since.  Microwaved underwear is the way to go.

They should make: "Warning:  Do not press the blow hole part up hard against your underwear"



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« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2009, 09:22:30 AM »
My friend wrote a classical song cycle based on ridiculous instructions, and did use this one.  He wrote a countermelody to Brahms' Lullaby to "Do not Use the Dryer While Sleeping".  He also did one called "Do not fold the stroller while the baby is inside"

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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2009, 09:25:45 AM »


WHAT THE HELL

Seriously, the only way any company could come up with this shit is from frivolous lawsuits. They need a new law to protect people from blatant stupidity. :lol
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« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2009, 09:59:42 AM »
#  "Do not use if you cannot see clearly to read the information in the information booklet." -- In the information booklet.

# "Caution: The contents of this bottle should not be fed to fish." -- On a bottle of shampoo for dogs.

# "For external use only!" -- On a curling iron.

# "Warning: This product can burn eyes." -- On a curling iron.

# "Do not use in shower." -- On a hair dryer.

# "Do not use while sleeping." -- On a hair dryer.

# "Do not use while sleeping or unconscious." -- On a hand-held massaging device.

# "Do not place this product into any electronic equipment." -- On the case of a chocolate CD in a gift basket.

# "Recycled flush water unsafe for drinking." -- On a toilet at a public sports facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

# "Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover." -- On a pair of shin guards made for bicyclists.

# "This product not intended for use as a dental drill." -- On an electric rotary tool.

# "Caution: Do not spray in eyes." -- On a container of underarm deodorant.

# "Do not drive with sunshield in place." -- On a cardboard sunshield that keeps the sun off the dashboard.

# "Caution: This is not a safety protective device." -- On a plastic toy helmet used as a container for popcorn.

# "Do not use near fire, flame, or sparks." -- On an "Aim-n-Flame" fireplace lighter.

# "Battery may explore or leak." -- On a battery. See a scanned image.

# "Do not eat toner." -- On a toner cartridge for a laser printer.

# "Not intended for highway use." -- On a 13-inch wheel on a wheelbarrow.

# "This product is not to be used in bathrooms." -- On a Holmes bathroom heater.

# "May irritate eyes." -- On a can of self-defense pepper spray.

# "Eating rocks may lead to broken teeth." -- On a novelty rock garden set called "Popcorn Rock."

# "Caution! Contents hot!" -- On a Domino's Pizza box.

# "Caution: Hot beverages are hot!" -- On a coffee cup.

# "Caution: Shoots rubber bands." -- On a product called "Rubber Band Shooter."

# "Warning: May contain small parts." -- On a frisbee.

# "Do not use orally." -- On a toilet bowl cleaning brush.

# "Please keep out of children." -- On a butcher knife.

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Re: Thank God my hair dryer came with instructions!
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2009, 10:02:25 AM »
Most women don't know how to blow, those instructions could come handy to them.
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« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2009, 10:46:04 AM »
Only use in well-ventilated areas - on a bottle of mildew cleaner.... YOU WOULDN"T HAVE MILDEW IF IT WAS WELL-VENTILATED

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« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2009, 10:57:33 AM »
Only in America.  Seriously, where else in the world can someone do something absolutely, completely idiotic, get hurt, then sue the company, arguing that "because there was no warning against it, I did it and it's your fault"?

Warning on a Superman costume saying "Does not enable wearer to fly".
Warning on one of those windshield sunscreens saying "Do not drive with shade in place".
Warning on a jar of peanut butter saying "May contain peanuts".

America.  Home of "You've got to be shitting me!"

In fairness to our legal system, most of the time those people don't win.  The warning labels are generally a mostly irrelevant precaution.  The only time a warning label ACTUALLY makes a difference in the outcome of a law-suit is really just when its something that people wouldn't figure out on their own.

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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2009, 11:07:58 AM »


 Abou 10 years ago I was doing work experience in a supermarket. I was stocking up shelves of babies clothing, to notice a tag on it which had a sketching of a baby wearing the clothes, sitting in a fire with a huge X over it. Good advice, I thought.

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« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2009, 11:19:37 AM »


 Abou 10 years ago I was doing work experience in a supermarket. I was stocking up shelves of babies clothing, to notice a tag on it which had a sketching of a baby wearing the clothes, sitting in a fire with a huge X over it. Good advice, I thought.

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« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2009, 11:55:52 AM »
Yeah, man, many times I've looked at burnt baby corpses and wished I had thought about that label before.
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« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2009, 12:03:28 PM »


 Abou 10 years ago I was doing work experience in a supermarket. I was stocking up shelves of babies clothing, to notice a tag on it which had a sketching of a baby wearing the clothes, sitting in a fire with a huge X over it. Good advice, I thought.

babies are not flammable with these clothes on?
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« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2009, 12:09:02 PM »
Reminds me of one of Jeff Foxworthy's bits on parenting.

"You have to remember to change the diapers every damned day!   When it says 6 to 8 pounds on the package, they're not kidding; that's all those things will hold."

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« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2009, 03:34:09 PM »
# "Please keep out of children." -- On a butcher knife.
:lol that was my favourite.

From that site I also loved: "May be harmful if swallowed." -- On a shipment of hammers.