The wackiest warning label of 2010

Bob Dorigo Jones Senior Fellow, The Center for America
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It’s time to announce the grand prize winner of our thirteenth annual Wacky Warning Label Contest.

The winner was selected from five finalists this year by the studio audience of John Stossel’s program on FOX Business News.

The label was found on a speaker sold to be used in a car with a mobile phone.  It’s a great product that makes it safer to drive and talk.  That’s why it’s called the “Drive ‘N’ Talk” speakerphone, but it warns: “Never operate your speakerphone while driving.”

Seriously, that’s what it says.  Now, I’ve been holding this contest for a long time, and I know the main reason for these silly warning labels.  Lawsuits…frivolous lawsuits.  Personal injury lawyers sue product makers all the time accusing them of not having enough warning labels.  So now we have warning label overload, and virtually everything we buy has become more expensive because of these lawsuits.

Find out more about our contest and see how you can try to win the $1,000 grand prize like Courtney Pike of Bay City, Michigan did this year.  Go to our website, FoundationForFairCivilJustice.org.

If you would like to see the winners of this year’s contest selected by Stossel’s audience, click here.

Bob Dorigo Jones, who serves as Senior Fellow for the Foundation for Fair Civil Justice, is the author of the bestselling Remove Child Before Folding, The 101 Stupidest, Silliest and Wackiest Warning Labels Ever. He is the host of a new national radio/Internet commentary, “Let’s Be Fair.”