John Stossel’s Studio Audience To Choose Winner of Foundation for Fair Civil Justice Wacky Warning Labels Winner on National TV

Jul 7, 2010

This year’s winners of the Foundation for Fair Civil Justice’s (“FFCJ”) 13th Annual “Wild, Wacky Warning Labels” contest will be selected by studio audience on FOX Business News’ “Stossel,” which airs at 8 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, July 8, 2010.

According to the FFCJ, contest creator Bob Dorigo Jones, bestselling author of Remove Child Before Folding: The 101 Stupidest, Silliest and Wackiest Warning Labels Ever, has continued to espouse the following message:

“Absurd and silly labels surround us in everyday places – because America has a lawsuit-happy culture that must be changed!”

Past winners include:

“Remove child before folding” – on a child car safety seat!
“Not for use on moving vehicles” – the warning on the “Off-Road Commode,” a portable toilet seat that attaches to a trailer hitch!
“Danger:  Avoid Death” – a warning on a small tractor!
“Harmful if swallowed – a warning on a  brass fishing lure with a three-pronged hook
“This product moves when used” – a warning on a popular children’s scooter!

John Stossel will interview Mr. Jones, FFCJ Senior Fellow, about how the contest highlights the lengths to which companies must go to protect themselves from abusive lawsuits.  In another segment, FFCJ Chairman Steve Hantler and Mr. Stossel are expected to discuss the economic and political toll of excessive liability laws.

To access more information on the FFCJ’s Web site, go to: