The wrap-up: Wacky warning label winners

'Danger: Avoid Death' wins top prize in 11th annual Wacky Warning Label Contest.

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A label on a small tractor that warns, "Danger: Avoid Death," has been chosen as the nation's most obvious warning label in M-LAW's (Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch) 11th annual Wacky Warning Label Contest.

The second place winner (shown) is an iron-on T-shirt transfer that warns: "Do not iron while wearing shirt." Other winners:

*A label on a baby-stroller featuring a small storage pouch that warns: "Do not put child in bag."

*A warning label on a letter opener that states: "Caution: Safety goggles recommended."

*A warning found on Vanishing Fabric Marker that cautions users: "The Vanishing Fabric Marker should not be used as a writing instrument for signing checks or any legal documents."

M-LAW began the annual contest in 1997 to expose how frivolous lawsuits, and a concern about potential frivolous lawsuits, have led to a new cultural phenomenon: the wacky warning label.

For further information, including the silliest labels from past contests, visit

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