This news update discussing wacky warning labels is brought to you by The Southeast Texas Record.



It’s that time of year again when the Center for America releases the winners of its Wacky Warning Label contest.



Yes, nothing demonstrates how ridiculous and overlawyered our society has gotten quite like the warning labels chosen by the Center and its senior fellow Bob Dorigo Jones.



How far in absurd extremes will companies go in an attempt to avoid lawsuits?


Consider these finalists:


• A sheet of decals (intended for bikes, bike helmets, skateboards, and scooters) given as a promotion by the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, which includes the warning “Decals are for decoration only and will not prevent you from any bodily harm or injury.”


If you think a decal doubles as a protective device, clearly your brain is no longer worth protecting; leave the helmet at home.


• Speaking of helmets, another finalist is the warning label used by a football helmet manufacturer that reads “No helmet system can protect you from serious brain and/or neck injuries including paralysis or death.  To avoid these risks, do not engage in the sport of football.”


Let me see if I’ve got this straight: you’re in the business of making football helmets, and your advice is to not play the sport.  Good luck with that business model, folks.



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