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United States choses wackiest warning label

A small tractor informs :"Danger: Avoid Death" -  the wackiest warning label in the United States.

The Wacky Warning Label Contest, now in its 11th year, is conducted by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch as part of an effort to show the effects of lawsuits on product warning labels.

Kevin Soave won the $500 (340 EUR) grand prize for submitting the winning label.

Second place went for a label on an iron-on T-shirt transfer that warns: "Do not iron while wearing shirt."

Third prize went for a label on a baby stroller featuring a small storage pouch that warns: "Do not put child in bag."

Contest organizer Bob Dorigo Jones said the silly labels reflect how broken America's civil justice system is.

"Predatory lawyers know they can file ridiculous lawsuits against innocent product makers and blackmail them into a cash settlement - even in cases in which a user has ignored common sense," Dorigo Jones said.

Those who oppose the contest said that while some warning labels may seem silly, even dumb warnings can save lives.