- The bag of peanuts which contains the warning that the packet might contain nuts.
- The baby buggy (stroller to my friends across the pond) that warns "Caution: Remove infant before folding for storage'.
- The iron that strongly advises that the user does not actually iron the garment whilst wearing it.
- 'Warning! May cause drowsiness' - the label found on a box of herbal sleeping tablets.
- The Christmas tree lights that caution they are only suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
- The tub of fish food that reminds us the contents are not fit for human consumption.
- And my favourite...... The label on a child's Superman costume that warned that the wearing of the garment did not enable the child to fly.
Yes, today's post is all about the wonderful world of (drum roll please)
'Elf 'N' Safety'
And just when you thought it couldn't get any sillier along come these warnings.
- Blu-Tack banned from school windows after officials worried that the adhesive gum combined with a window could cause the glass to shatter.
- Hanging Baskets only allowed if they were first checked by a structural engineer to make sure the lamp post to which they were to be attached were strong enough.
- Irons and ironing boards to be removed as users could get burned.
- A Historical re-enactment society was told they would have to be tested on their slicing skills before they were allowed to prepare vegetables as part of their act.
- A school was ordered to carry out a 'risk assessment' before serving tea at a fete.