In light of the annual warnings about “dangerous” toys, and these litigious times in general, we asked you to come up with the ultimate — a trial lawyer’s sweetest dream, the insurance industry’s wish come true: A warning label for a ball. Because when there are NO ACCIDENTS, the world is your courtroom!
Contest winner will receive an autographed copy of my book, but these are all so fun. Thanks to everyone who entered, even those who did so on Twitter. And please, please watch out for spherical objects. Fun kills!
*******AT LAST! A WARNING LABEL FOR A BALL*******
Caution! Sharp edges. – Neil S.
WARNING: This is a toy and not to be used as an actual ball. — Matthew Trescher
Warning: Ball carries germs. Wash after each use. — Alana
Do not insert into urethra. — Twitter entry
For decorative purposes only. — Christina
Not to be used as a flotation device. — Adam Kampia
Do not operate without protective goggles. — Shelly Stow
Device does not provide a stable support. Do not attempt to sit or stand upon the ball. — Scott
Toy may change direction unpredictably when impacting an object. — Jim C.
Chasing this object could cause fatigue. — John B.
For educational purposes only. Not to be taken internally. Do not play “ball” while driving. — Bob Magee
For recreational purposes only. Do not use as a metaphor for having a great time. Do not use as a metaphor for masculinity or courage. Do not confuse with a formal dance. – Kenny Felder
Not to be used to exclude other children. — Backroads
To avoid risk of serious injury or death, always wear groin protection. Do not roll or throw ball near a street, drain, sewer, or body of water without adult supervision. Do not throw ball while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you have high blood pressure or diabetes, consult your doctor before attempting to throw ball. — Rick
Warning, if you bounce this too high it might break through the ceiling causing the house to cave in on you. –Alaina, age 12
To be used on padded surfaces only. Use of a helmet is recommended. If any hole or tear develops discard immediately. – Jessica
Not to be used by children under 13. –Sally
DO NOT THROW. – Jack D.
WARNING: Balls may be bigger than brains. – Lollipoplover