SparkFun’s Funny Take on Obligatory Product Safety Warnings

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SparkFun’s Funny Take on Obligatory Product Safety Warnings

The clever copy some bright marketeer wrote for SparkFun’s Heaterizer XL-3000 is turning into a pretty awesome viral advertisement for the product, and for SparkFun itself. [via Boing Boing]

14 thoughts on “SparkFun’s Funny Take on Obligatory Product Safety Warnings

  1. Kent Durvin says:

    I would love to see a change in tort law to not allow damages in any case where a product was not used for its intended purpose. That would save money on goofy lawsuits, lawyers writing disclaimers to avoid those lawsuits, and even paper to print long disclaimers written by the lawyers trying to avoid those lawsuits.

    1. Ann Kermode says:

      CandleSand has a similarly hilarious safety insert. eg ” It gets hot (only after it has been lit)” – I hope I can find it and type it out here !

    2. drwho8 says:

      Personally I am of the opinion that one of the Henrys gave. “First lets kill all the lawyers.”.

  2. drwho8 says:

    That’s not extreme enough.

  3. Anonymous says:

    aww you didnt post the part about the primal scream!

  4. Doug Pichler says:

    why can’t I heat food with it?

  5. Anonymous says:

    you forgot to say not to use it while sleeping. That’s important.

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