“To extinguish candle, blow out flame”

by Walter Olson on November 24, 2008

In comments last week, reader Richard Harrison recalled his favorite warning label, on a candle from Target.


1 dustydog 11.24.08 at 2:37 pm

A ready-made lawsuit for people with asthma or emphysemia. It’s discrimination! The settlement will have Target distributing free hand bellows.

2 John Fembup 11.24.08 at 7:54 pm

At a restaurant today I noticed that the sugar packet contained the following:

“DIRECTIONS: Open and use.”

Someone had to request this. Someone had to write it. Someone had to approve it. (probably after multiple corporate word-smith iterations).

How serious is this? Serious. And don’t forget Donald Sutherland’s professor character in Animal House – – “I’m not kidding. This is my JOB!”

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