Monday Fun-Day Giveaway: Thinking Putty & Funny Product Warnings

April 30, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens | Categorized in: FatWallet, Family

Congratulations to winning members: michele13, AndyWarhol, and zyla1969!

Why should Monday's be dreaded? Let's start the week off with a little fun and a giveaway! Welcome to Monday Fun-Day on FatWallet's Facebook, Twitter, & Blog!

Funny Product Warnings

Have you ever read the warnings on your kid's toys? I think they are hilarious. I remember when we bought my baby daughter a jumpy-saucer-toy-seat thing (whatever they're called), the warnings on the back said that the toy was not to be used to send the child sledding down a hill, as a flotation device and to never pull a child in the saucer behind a boat. What?

So you mean to tell me that some stupid parent tried these things, they didn't work and they complained to the company about it, causing them to rewrite the warnings on their products? Do companies like this have a panel of lawyers who brainstorm all the idiotic things someone might use that product for in order to cover themselves legally?

I don't know how the legal stuff works, but I really enjoy reading them anyway.

Stupid Parent Tricks:

This weekend I had my own stupid parent moment. FatWallet gave us some thinking putty in my welcome basket when I started here last summer. The kids stumbled across it again this weekend and everyone was playing with it off and on at the kitchen table while my husband, my dad and I were outside putting up a new swing set.

I should have been supervising them, but I wasn't thinking that they could do much harm with it, until my mom called outside to me, laughing, "Heather, we need you in here. We have a situation I don't know how to handle."

My 4 year old son had put the thinking putty into his hair, thinking it would make a neat texture like it does when you smash it into your palm. His warm little hands had made the thinking putty really soft, and it had melted into his hair, right down to the scalp.

We couldn't pull it out without pulling his hair and I was at a loss for ideas. We tried icing it, picking at it and nothing worked. And then my mom suggested massage oil. I totally doubted whether it would work, but sure enough it made his short hair slippery enough to slowly work the silly putty out of it.

So while the Thinking Putty label says don't hit it with a hammer, maybe it should also say don't put it in your hair! And maybe the "not suitable for children under 3 years" should be raised to 5?

Monday Fun-Day Thinking Putty Giveaway!

Here's what you have to do to enter:
    1. Sign up or Sign in to FatWallet.

    2. What funny product warnings have you read? Have you or your kids gotten into any funny 'sticky' situations like this? Share them in the comments below!

I'll pick 3 random winners to receive some FatWallet Thinking Putty Schwag!

Eligibility: Eligible entries will be received by 8:30 am central time tomorrow morning, May 1, 2012. Limit one entry per eligible individual.

Three lucky winners will be chosen randomly to receive FatWallet Thinking Putty. Please read the Official Rules of this giveaway.

(Hey NY, FL and RI members, please join in the fun!)

Please remember to check back soon after the end of this promotion. Winning member will be notified by PM (private message) and listed on this blog post upon confirmation.

Happy Monday!

:) Heather
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April 30, 2012 | Posted By: nirc
No sticky situations yet but give them time -they are only 6 and 8 so far. Love the labels that warn you not to iron clothes while wearing them.
April 30, 2012 | Posted By: AndyWarhol
i love how all cooking sprays say "avoid spraying in eyes", as if i was planning on it.
April 30, 2012 | Posted By: michele13
My favorites are always the,'Do not use while bathing,' on hair dryers, 'Do not stick in electric socket,' on most anything metal, and 'This product not intended for use as a dental drill.' The last one is on a Dremel drill... and um, my Mom's been using one on her dentures for many many!!
April 30, 2012 | Posted By: lordoffire
Flammable warning on clothing...cannot remember it.
April 30, 2012 | Posted By: rashi30
avoid swallowing!
April 30, 2012 | Posted By: swortzy
Seen as First Aid instructions for plastic bags "If in eye, remove as any other inert product"
April 30, 2012 | Posted By: Meatman
rinse,lather,repeat. I never do !
April 30, 2012 | Posted By: mariecurie
Caution: Do not spray directly into eyes (on bottle of air deodorizer). Question: Is it OK to spray indirectly into eyes???
April 30, 2012 | Posted By: zyla1969
The little packets that keep moisture away are officially called "do not eats" in our house. We recently found a brand new "do not eat" that is actually edible!!! :) We were so excited that we are in the process of making a "do not eat" variety selection in a shadow box for the living room wall. ;)
May 1, 2012 | Posted By: HeatherS4
Thanks for playing everyone! Love your funny product warnings. I'll post the winner shortly! :)
May 1, 2012 | Posted By: michele13
Thank you!!!!
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