WASHINGTON (WKZO) -- The winners of the latest Wacky Warning Labels contest have been released. The annual contest is held by a Washington DC nonprofit called the Center for America to draw attention to silly lawsuits. The Center's Bob Jones says the reason why we see bizarre warning labels on the products we buy is that the manufacturer knows it could be sued for just about anything.
He tells us America is the only society in which just about anyone can sue anyone for anything without facing consequences. In most other countries, the loser in a lawsuit has to pay the legal expenses of the winning party.
Jones says that just drives prices up for everyone. The finalists this year in the Wacky Warning Label Contest included an extension cord with a warning advising people to "wash hands after use"...a pedometer stating that's not to blame for any injuries sustained while it's being used...and a package of rubber fishing lures that reads, "Not for human consumption." You can see more here.