That stinks that some one was neglectful of their own needs on that level. I always look for warnings like that since my daughter has severe allergies and I can't read sometimes (I'm not joking). Thanks for being a crafter that highlights such warnings.
To be honest, it was less about others and more about covering my butt. I had included it in the Ingredients list, but as I was getting ready to print them, I remembered an article that I read on product litigation and so I changed it to make sure that if I got sued because of someone's utter stupidity, that there would be no question that I had done my due diligence.
I don’t sell, but I do gift my soap and bath bombs. I think I have to go back to putting labels on everything for the safety of everyone. Remember the Tide pod challenge when some idiots were foolish enough to try to eat the detergent packs? And the special labeling and packaging to keep children from eating laundry pods? Anytime I need extra motivation to do my labeling to protect myself, I’ll think about that!
And therein lies the biggest problem with product liability is that common sense doesn't apply. You have to pretty much think of anyway a person could possible abuse the item and then issue a warning against doing that.
Once upon a time I used to do a lot of charity baking...cakes, pies, cookies, bread. Finally quit because it got too restrictive. I didn't mind putting a label on it that said "Banana Nut Bread", but then I had to put a label that said "Banana Nut Bread - WARNING CONTAINS NUTS". And then it became that I had to list ALL the ingredients along with the warning, then I had to list all the ingredients in order by amount and the warning and then they want to be put a 'warning' about dairy and eggs and gluten and how the regular Banana Bread was made at the same time the Banana Nut Bread and therefore could have been exposed to nuts and don't forget to include your full name, address and telephone number.
Next time I was asked to bake something I gave them $20 and told them to go to the store.