What's the best safety warning you've seen in a user manual

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Forum topic by TerryDowning posted 06-03-2014 03:26 PM 857 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-03-2014 03:26 PM

I’m starting this thread in response to the How Safe Are We Really?? thread and to prove that some of us actually read user manuals.

This is one of the best I have ever seen and appeals to the common sense side of me.

From a Harbor Freight air Compressor manual. Page 14


Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is
sufficient to inflict serious injury.

So what is the best Safety Warning you have seen in a user manual? It can be funny, serious, whatever.

Note: Please try to cite the manual.

-- - Terry

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#1 posted 06-03-2014 03:35 PM

My Eco-Shredder wood chipper warns me not to use it in an explosive atmosphere and not to use it if the power switch doesn’t turn it on and off. :/

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#2 posted 06-03-2014 10:02 PM

A bit off topic but the funniest warning label was on a charcoal grill at Big Lots.
Quote: Watch children and pets while burning.

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#3 posted 06-03-2014 11:32 PM

Not off topic at all. That’s exactly the kind of thing that fits.

-- - Terry

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