98 Children’s Product Design Fails That Somebody Should’ve Checked Before Production

A general principle in product and package design is to never underestimate users’ stupidity. This should be even more true when designing product labels for children, and yet people manage to release some really poorly thought-out child product label fails like the ones on this list.

Some of the fails might be funny, but others are downright dangerous. The wrong product, label, or packaging design may prompt impressionable and inexperienced youngsters to use products in unsuitable ways or to even ingest products that can be harmful. If you’re a budding designer, this list can be a good list of things you shouldn’t do!

#1 Accidentally Sent My Son To School With His Newly Bought Ugly Christmas Sweater

Didn't realize what Santa was doing until his kindergarten teacher pointed it out when I picked him up after school.

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#2 Strawberry-Scented Scissors For Kids. That’s How You Get Kids Stabbing Themselves In The Face

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#3 Kids Love Pandas

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#4 Ice Lollies Have Changed Since I Was A Kid

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#5 My Son Just Asked Me Why The Tiger Had A Little Flower Under Its Tail... Thanks For The Detailed LEGO

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#6 This "M" On A Kids' Menu Activity

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#7 Coconut Tree Balloons Put Up By My Daughter's Gymnastics Venue

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#8 Chalk With A Popsicle Color, Shape, And Even A Wooden Handle. What Could Go Wrong With Giving These To Kids?

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#9 Teaching Kids Terrible Things At Wellington Zoo

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#10 This Kids' Swimsuit That Looks Like A Self-Destruction Vest

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#11 Uhhh... You Alright There Pikachu?

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#12 No Comments

#13 "And As Your Child Gets Older, Simply Adjust The Head Restraint"

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#14 This Is Pure Nightmare Fuel

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#15 Never Split Your Legs When You Slide Down

#16 I'm Not Sure If This Is A Thing That You Should Give Kids

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#17 Light Switch In Kids' Room

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#18 Yummy Drink With A Trip To The Hospital

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#19 A Friend Bought This Balloon For Her Son's Birthday But Decided Against Blowing It Up

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#20 The Brand Name Of My Daughter's Shirt

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#21 My Daughter Got A Globe Ball With Only America On It

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#22 Let's Put A Hopscotch In The Middle Of The Parking Lot, And The Kids Will Love It

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#23 My Daughter's Little Shapes Book. Pentagon?

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#24 Perfect For Kids To Learn To Tell The Time

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#25 Yes, Let’s Put An Image Of A Puppy On A Soccer Ball And Tell Little Kids To Kick It

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#26 Paint That Looks And Smells Like Juice. There's Literally A Picture Of Juice On The Box. Do You Want Kids To Drink The Paint? Because That's How You Get Kids To Drink The Paint

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#27 My Brother Pays $15,000/Year/Child To Send His Kids To Private School - This Is The 1st-Grade Homework From Last Week

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#28 These “Jeans”/Sweat Pants My Grandma Bought Our Son For Christmas

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#29 So You Can Keep The Sharpener With The Pencil

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#30 This Highlighter I Caught My Kindergartner Trying To Eat Because He “Bought Bubble Gum At The Book Fair”

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#31 Just Looking At This Slide Gives Me Back Pain

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#32 The Hippo In My Kid's Library Book Is Actually A Rhino

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#33 This Ad Of A Kid Holding A Nerf Gun The Wrong Way

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#34 Bought This Geometry Set For My Son, To Help Him In School. Comes With This Map Of The World That Has So Many Countries Spelled Incorrectly

I don't know what country VOGO is in Europe, but it's there. Panama is spelled Banama, but I suppose they do grow bananas there. Vietnam is shown as an island.

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#35 If You've Ever Thought Kids Getting Hurt One At A Time Isn't Efficient Enough, Here's An Idea

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#36 My Son Got An Artificial Coke Nail In His Christmas Cracker

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#37 My Son Is Learning The Alphabet

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#38 The Maze On The Kid's Menu Is Impossible To Get Through

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#39 How Can Kids Learn If You Don't Teach Them Properly

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#40 I'm Not Sure What To Say

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#41 Show Them What You've Got, Son

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#42 My Son Who Just Started To Read “Hell Baby. Hell, Baby. Hell, Baby!!!”

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#43 I Saw A Kid Wearing This I Almost Passed Out Of Laughter

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#44 My Kid Was Having A Hard Time Solving This

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#45 As A Baby Onesie It's Cute, But As A Kid's T-Shirt It's Troubling

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#46 My Son’s Birthday Dinosaur Balloons Came Anatomically Correct

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#47 This Board Book For Kids Is Pretty Confusing

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#48 Terrible Solar System

What is happening with this solar system? I was hoping to teach the kids, I guess I should have looked closer before ordering it.

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#49 A Kids Bag From Zara

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#50 A Kid Will Just See Chocolate Paint And Think "Mmm. I'll Try That"

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#51 Oh Yeah, Sit On Me, Child

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#52 My Son's Educational Alphabet Puzzle

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#53 My Son Is Too Terrified To Learn Anything From These Speech Therapy Worksheets, And Frankly, I Don't Blame Him

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#54 I Decided To Open My Step Daughter's Junior Risk Board Game Tonight, And The Compass Is Incorrect

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#55 My Son Was Trying To Help This Sheep. It Is Still Sad

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#56 This Dinosaur In My Daughter's Coloring Book Has Human Hands

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#57 Imagine Being Such A Bad Designer You Can Destroy A Child’s Ability To Count By Them Merely Looking At Your Design

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#58 Shrek And Brainless Donkey

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#59 I Don’t Even Want To Stand Near That Thing. Way To Go Brusters

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#60 Kids Learning Book Shows 3 Ducks For The Color Yellow. Guess They Ran Out Of Ideas

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#61 Restaurant Puts Cocktails And Beers Right Under The Kids' Menu

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#62 "Yeah, Whatever, Kids Are Stupid Anyway"

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#63 This Upside-Down Alligator On My Son’s Onesie

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#64 The Planets On My Son's New Rug Have Rings That Don't Go Around The Planet

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#65 My Son Was Stumped With A State Abbreviation Crossword. Then I Looked At The Solution

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#66 All Toilets Must Be Centered In The Middle Of The Classroom So Kids Eating Their Snacks Three Feet Away Can Bare Witness To Their Classmates Defecating

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#67 Yoga Kids

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#68 Look At This Conference Roo-Er Kids Zone

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#69 I Gave My Daughter And I Matching Cereal Box Tattoos. Then I Noticed They Forgot To Mirror The Writing

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#70 My Kid's Alphabet Pencil Case Has A Nest In The "E" Spot

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#71 From My Niece's Kid's Book. So Nuts Or Nest Or Eggs?

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#72 This Dinosaur In One Of The Kids' Books At Our School. The 3D Effect Just Makes It Worse

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#73 My Son's Kindergarten Worksheet

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#74 Hundreds Of Kids Are Seeing This Abomination Every December In My City (For Size Comparison, A Regular Kid Is Around The Size Of His Shoe)

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#75 This Monstrosity In A Kids' Shoe Store

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#76 My Daughter's New Shoes Are On Another Level

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#77 My Kid Had Some Issues Using This Slide

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#78 Children's "Christmas Pills". You Encourage Kids To Eat All The Pills Out Of The Blister Pack Like An Advent Calendar

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#79 Good Thing My Kid Knows How To Count Already

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#80 Why Is The Horn There?

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#81 The Harry Potter Socks I Bought For My Kids That Look A Bit Like They Spell "Gayffindor"

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#82 This Giraffe On My Son's Valentine's Envelope

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#83 That's Okay Crazy-Looking Rainbow-Vomiting Unicorn. My Kids Didn't Want To Sleep Tonight Anyway

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#84 This Octopus From My Kid's Flashcards Is Missing Something. I Had To Attempt To Explain That An Octopus Actually Has 8 Arms

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#85 My Friend's Daughter Went To Summer Camp And Received This "Meteor" Shirt

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#86 My Kid Said Her Pants Were Too Big, So I Went To Tighten The Drawstring. It's Fake And Does Nothing

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#87 Get These For Your Daughters

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#88 The Way My Son's Alphabet Puzzle Has The Knob Placed Directly Over Each Letter

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#89 This Labyrinth In My Daughter's Coloring Book

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#90 On My Kid's Alphabet Puzzle. Why Would You Use A Word Where The Letter Is Silent?

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#91 A Monkey From My Son's Nature Book

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#92 One Of My 2-Year-Old Son’s Books “Pairs Of Feet”

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#93 My Daughter Needs A Balllet Bag For Ballet

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#94 My Friend Got This For My Son. She Had No Clue It's In The Shape Of Ohio

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#95 At My Son's Doctor's Office

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#96 The "Cheetah" On My Son’s Socks

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#97 Racel Car On A Plate At A Kid's Party

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#98 Raw Kids

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