A flushable toilet brush that warns users, “Do not use for personal hygiene,” is the nation’s wackiest warning label, according to the annual Wacky Warning Labels contest conducted by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch. M-LAW created the contest eight years ago to show how concern about lawsuits has created a need for common sense warnings on products.

Other winners:

  • A children’s scooter that warns: “This product moves when used.”
  • A digital thermometer that cautions: “Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally.”
  • An electric blender that advises: “Never remove food or other items from the blades while the product is operating.”
  • A 9″x3″ bag of air used as packing material that warns: “Do not use this product as a toy, pillow, or flotation device.”
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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.