Posts Tagged ‘wacky warnings’

May 1 roundup

  • U.K.: Whole Earth 3 Nut Butter recalled for not displaying a “contains nuts” warning on the jar [Katie Morley, Telegraph]
  • “Community College Reportedly Bans Pro-Second-Amendment Banner with Picture of Rifles” [Eugene Volokh]
  • More on the dubious “hate crimes have surged” narrative, from Will Reilly of Kentucky State, who has a new book out [Nolan Finley, Detroit News, earlier]
  • In Lamps Plus v. Varela, Supreme Court rules courts should not read class arbitration mechanisms into arbitration agreements that do not explicitly provide for them [Morrison & Foerster; Joshua Dunlap, Pierce Atwood/JD Supra; Charlotte Garden, SCOTUSBlog]
  • “Judge tosses law firm’s suit seeking $9.75 million bonus fee in Chicago divorce case” [ABA Journal]
  • Hot courtrooms and immigration judges: “A 10°F degree increase in case-day temperature reduces decisions favorable to the applicant by 6.55 percent. This is despite judgments being made indoors, ‘protected’ by climate control.” [Anthony Heyes and Soodeh Saberian via Tyler Cowen]

“Silence feature… will not extinguish a fire”

Bob Dorigo Jones has announced the finalists in the 18th and latest of his series of annual Wacky Warning contests, which document such phenomena as a “Harmful if Swallowed” warning on a hook-laden brass fishing lure. This year’s entries range from the depressing (at a bowling alley: “Bowl at your own risk. Risk of bodily injury is associated with this game.”) to the bizarre (on a small ceiling-mounted smoke alarm: “Silence feature is intended to temporarily silence the horn while you identify and correct the problem. It will not extinguish a fire.”) John Stossel’s studio audience will pick the winner on Friday, July 24. More: Washington Times, and our wacky warnings tag which includes earlier coverage of the series.