Funny Photo: Do Not Put Child In Bag – Are USA Warning Signs Really Necessary?

Imagine shopping at this Posh Washington DC area mall and pushing your smiling kids around in this adorable shopping cart fire truck:

funny sign on cart

What do you suppose happened to require this warning on the bag:

child in bag

A closer look:

“Do Not Put Child In Bag”

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When I met my hubby he was looking for a traveling companion. Together we have moved to New Zealand and visited over 42 countries, most with our now teenage girls. Things rarely go as planned, and generally we have an amusing tale to tell. That's what Laugh Quotes is about - the fun side of our adventures and our expat life.


  1. It looks a bit claustrophobic doesn’t it but I can see it’s cute and a kid would automatically get in it heheh!

    Have a trucktastic week

    PS: I added my link and then realised it was already there …arrrgh!
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  2. Great, but where do you put the third kid? LOL – great cart.

  3. Hahaha! Great question…I”m truly hoping it wasn’t added AFTER someone did it but simply to prevent it from being done…LOL
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  4. Americans are being spoon-fed almost everything because we aren’t smart enough to figure things out on our own. It’s a sad thing.

    I’m guessing the kids would want to get into that bag themselves. Kids are curious little creatures.

    Have a terrific day. :)
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  5. Hari OM
    Oh dear, well, I’m sure you’ve seen a bit of what goes on out there amongst “humanity” – sigh…
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  6. Just like most things these days, someone who knew better but was too lazy to be a parent let their child be in the bag and then the kid got hurt and then the parents sued because there should have been a warning to not put a kid in the bag. This is always a hot issue to me, like the parents who sued bumbo because their kid who was left unattended in the seat that was on top of a table toppled off the table and onto the floor, injuring the kid in the incident. Drives me crazy that people can’t responsibility for their actions and instead sue anyone and everyone they can to avoid it!
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  7. I wouldn’t have needed the warning because it doesn’t look like a safe place to put a child. I am sure something happened to warrant the warning.

    Thank you for hosting,

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  8. I suspect someone thought it was a good place to stash her toddler while her older kid rode the firetruck. Not good!

  9. huh? I child would fit in there? My gosh! Great WW to you!
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  10. Very funny, yes, sure you have a good time! Nice pictures!

  11. Sad sad that we need signs like this but I have seen crazier images! Thanks for sharing and happy WW.
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  12. Real cool shopping cart. I guess the warning is needed as some adults do crazy things! Thanks for hosting.

  13. You have to spell things out for some odd parents.

  14. See, now that the warning is there I would have to tell my children they couldn’t go in there and spoil all their fun. Just kidding.
    Typical sue happy America. Need to have a warning on everything.

  15. No, my kids would want to climb in.
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  16. I have a teenager. I guess he can fit himself there ;o)
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  17. I can’t even imagine, but had to be an interesting story I suppose!! Thanks for linking up with us at Mommy Blog Hoppers today and so happy to linkup with you, too!!
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  18. Oh my word! I don’t know if I want to know!
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  19. LOL, because a child would choose the bag over that sleek ride, not. :)
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  20. Actually, I bet my daughter would beg to ride in the bag lol. Sadly, we see parents doing stupid things like this on a daily basis. It wouldn’t surprise me the number of parents who probably did put their child in the bag.

  21. LOL…. I can see how some parent’s would do just that, oh and God forbid something happen they would totally blame the store. Sad the things we have to do to keep the little ones safe.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
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  22. I always hate that they have to go to these lengths to keep dummies from doing things like that.. thanks for the linky!
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  23. You know how kids can be demanding and moms tend to give in! That’s the problem, kids don’t get used to hearing the word, “No.” And “No” often has no consequences. We don’t invite parents over with kids who run wild. It keeps us sane that way. :)

  24. It’s the perfect place for a third child! ;)

    My kids love those carts, but neither has yet tried to ride in the bag. They’re obviously just not thinking creatively enough.
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  25. Just think about the conversation the product people had as they were developing it. “Do you think there needs to be a sign here? You know some people might try to put their kids in the bag. You know, like little kids who could fit. Babies? Small babies?”
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  26. Looks like a place for a little puppy. I know some kids would want to try. Happy WW
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  27. What a riot….that’s right…some folks may not realize….lol
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  28. What?! If I was a child, that would be the first place I would go! No one would have to PUT me there! :P
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  29. I can all but guarantee you one of my children would try to jump in the bag.
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  30. I too would laugh when I’ll find that notice.. indeed, who would put their kids in that bag? :D

  31. I’m surprised they wrote it out, instead of just showing a picture of an infant dangling out of the bag in question.
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  32. That is just nuts. I can think of 50 other signs that should be posted that aren’t Let’s assume they know some mothers that don’t properly watch their children when shopping. That is funny though. Thanks for sharing.
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  33. LOL!, Kids would choose the bag for sure!!

  34. My kids would hide in the bag, for sure.

  35. As strange as this warning may seem there must be a reason why it is there. It may be that this bag offers children a chance to play hide and seek but one would think that as a parent one would not stuff a child in this bag on purpose.

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