The wrap-up: Unintentional package humor

Every so often, we like to present a look at the amusing side of packaging. This time, we are reminded that stating the obvious can be downright funny.

You'll be doing double-takes reading these actual on-package product instructions that were found at a United Kingdom Web site under a lead section entitled: Are we really that stupid? Our favorites include the following examples:

On a bottle of hair dye: Do not use as ice cream topping.

On a box of fireworks: Do not put in mouth.

On a bag of Fritos: You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.

Printed on the bottom of Tesco Tiramisu dessert: Do not turn upside down.

On a toilet cleaning brush: Do not use orally.

On Marks and Spencer Bread Pudding: Product will be hot after heating.

On packaging for a Rowenta iron: Do not iron clothes on body.

On Nytol Sleep Aid: Warning: May cause drowsiness.

On Sainsbury's peanuts: Warning: Contains nuts.

On an American Airlines packet of nuts: Instructions: open packet, eat nuts.

On a take away coffee cup: Caution: Hot beverages are hot.

On the bottom of a cola bottle: Do not open here.

On a box of aspirin: Do not take if allergic to aspirin.

On a bottle of laundry detergent: Remove clothing before distributing in washing machine.

On a muffin packet: Remove wrapper, open mouth, insert muffin, eat.

On a ketchup bottle: Instructions: Put on food.

On a bottle of rum: Open bottle before drinking.

On a can of air freshener: For use by trained personnel only.

On a bottle of baby lotion: Keep away from children.

On a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle: Some assembly required.

On a can of pepper spray used for self defense: May irritate eyes.

On a packet of cashew nut pieces: Warning: This product may contain residue of nuts.

Directions for mosquito repellant: Replacing battery: replace old battery with a new one.

On a can of spray paint: Do not spray in your face.

On the packaging for a wrist watch: Warning this is not underwear! Do not attempt to put in pants.

That's all, folks…for now.

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