Design is meant to eliminate problems. To make our lives easier. However, that's not always the case. Even though safety should be a key component when making any type of product, sometimes it falls out of the manufacturing equation and the consumer gets a hazard instead. And something to submit to the subreddit r/DangerousDesigns.

Created in 2014, this online community now has over 140K members, constantly sharing pics of exactly what its name suggests. Whether it's a questionable architectural solution or misleading packaging, over the years they've amassed quite the collection! Continue scrolling and check out some of the most popular posts on the subreddit.

#1

Cursed_airbag

Cursed_airbag

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Man, if the airbag deploys, she's gonna be hamburger!

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#2

Was Looking For A Budget Mattress When I Saw This...

Was Looking For A Budget Mattress When I Saw This...

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

1. Shouldn't have used fiberglass filler, and 2. State on the label WHY you shouldn't remove the cover.

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One of the subreddit's moderators told Bored Panda they would describe it as "light-hearted."

"Dangerous staircase designs are by far our biggest collection of content, so much so that I've had to make a rule so they can only be posted once per week," the person who chose to remain anonymous said.

"Being a non-specific image subreddit, I wouldn't say there's much of a 'community' in the traditional sense," they explained. "However, there are plenty of users who are dedicated to helping me and the other mods manage this subreddit and keep it of a higher quality than most subreddits with over 100K subscribers."

#3

Similar Design, One Can Kill And One Tastes Good

Similar Design, One Can Kill And One Tastes Good

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

Knowing me I'd ignore them both and accidentally drink something else...

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#4

Guess It’s Back To Good Ol’ Drunk Driving

Guess It’s Back To Good Ol’ Drunk Driving

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

But... What do you do if your drunk then???

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According to the law firm Carr & Carr, many products can be dangerous if the consumers dismiss their warnings and use the items incorrectly. Just consider the cleaning products available at your grocery store or the power tools you use for lawn maintenance.

"[But] when it comes to product liability lawsuits in which consumers seek compensation for harm caused by a particular product, one of the key factors is proving whether the product in question is unreasonably dangerous," Carr & Carr write on their website.

"Since there's no way to anticipate every way in which a consumer might interact with a product, it’s impossible to design and manufacture a product that is entirely free from risk. However, consumers have a right to expect that a given product is safe when used as directed for its intended purpose," Carr & Carr explain.

#5

May Have Been Posted Before But This Is Pure Insanity

May Have Been Posted Before But This Is Pure Insanity

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Aeon Flux
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, cynical, menacing, and impractical all in one!

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#6

Hmm?

Hmm?

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Johanna
Community Member
2 months ago

This is so unpractical! Such a waste of space!

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An unreasonably dangerous product is one that poses greater risks than an ordinary user might reasonably expect when using the product as intended. "This definition makes a distinction between products that are dangerous—such as drain cleaners or chainsaws—and those that pose threats beyond their intended purpose."

"In general, drain cleaners and chainsaws are not unreasonably dangerous because most come with detailed instructions for the proper use and warnings about their risks. The unreasonable danger in product liability cases is characterized by a flaw in the product's design, manufacture or marketing," Carr & Carr note.

So which of these pictures do you think feature unreasonably dangerous designs? Upvote them and let's see!

#7

Children’s Playground In 1912

Children’s Playground In 1912

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Lilly Rose Poppy
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG THERE IS A KID FALLING IN THE LEFT! HOLY CRAP!

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#8

Seems Legit...

Seems Legit...

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Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
2 months ago

Please don’t tell me, that’s people there ready to use it 😳🙆🏼‍♀️

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#9

Staircase Beautified With Loose Boulders And A Broken Pelvis

Staircase Beautified With Loose Boulders And A Broken Pelvis

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Saint Thomas
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

This one seemed so over the top I did a little reverse image search : it's an art installation by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. It's called "Chorégraphie". - https://slash-paris.com/critiques/celeste-boursier-mougenot-a-la-galerie-xippas

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#10

We’ll See

We’ll See

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

Fuking nasty

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#11

Branding Is Everything

Branding Is Everything

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

And the tagline... 😱

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#12

Almost Did It, Too

Almost Did It, Too

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

Some people just want to see the world burn

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#13

Bruh

Bruh

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't see a problem here... this is perfect, if you can't get into and out of the garage, you don't deserve to drive

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#14

This Hair Bleach...

This Hair Bleach...

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

WHY

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#15

Couldn’t Get A Good Seat? Risk Your Life Trying To Watch The Game!

Couldn’t Get A Good Seat? Risk Your Life Trying To Watch The Game!

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

Noooo

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#16

I Love My Country, But Sometimes...

I Love My Country, But Sometimes...

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

**zzzt**

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#17

Sorry, Wheelchair Users!

Sorry, Wheelchair Users!

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like something kids would play on

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#18

This 1930s Design Let You Hang Your Baby Over The Side Of A Building In A Cage

This 1930s Design Let You Hang Your Baby Over The Side Of A Building In A Cage

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh yes genius

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#19

Almost Pulled A Michael Scott While Delivering Groceries Today

Almost Pulled A Michael Scott While Delivering Groceries Today

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Johanna
Community Member
2 months ago

This is somewhat cool.

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#20

This 1955 Device For Smoking A Whole Packet Of Cigarettes At Once

This 1955 Device For Smoking A Whole Packet Of Cigarettes At Once

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

wHY-

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#21

I Mean The Potential Is There

I Mean The Potential Is There

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh

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#22

Warning Label Inside A Helmet I Received When We Rented 4-Wheelers

Warning Label Inside A Helmet I Received When We Rented 4-Wheelers

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

Report the renters

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#23

The Cannonball Loop Waterslide, A Slide So Dangerous It Was Shutdown Almost Immediately After Opening

The Cannonball Loop Waterslide, A Slide So Dangerous It Was Shutdown Almost Immediately After Opening

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

Not surprised

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#24

Every Chair In This Resort Fits Through The Deck, And The Majority Of People Who Stay Here Are Seniors

Every Chair In This Resort Fits Through The Deck, And The Majority Of People Who Stay Here Are Seniors

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Instead of Whack-A-Mole, we play Dump-A-Senior.

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#25

Step Out Of A Bathtub Down A Flight Of Stairs, Anyone?

Step Out Of A Bathtub Down A Flight Of Stairs, Anyone?

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

Seen quite a few if these sadly

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#26

This Architect Accidentally Built A Death Ray That Melts Cars And Fries Eggs... Again

This Architect Accidentally Built A Death Ray That Melts Cars And Fries Eggs... Again

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Quick macular degeneration

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#27

This Will Probably Work Out Just Fine For Bicycles...

This Will Probably Work Out Just Fine For Bicycles...

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Evil or genius, depending on the curtesy of the bike rider

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#28

In The 1930s You Could Buy Artificial Snow Made Out Of 100% Asbestos

In The 1930s You Could Buy Artificial Snow Made Out Of 100% Asbestos

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

Humans didn't know better back then... asbestos was the perfect material. It didn't burn

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#29

Get A Bone Broken Every Time You Slide Down

Get A Bone Broken Every Time You Slide Down

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Unless some poor kid is walking underneath.

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#30

Poor Guy

Poor Guy

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

Now I'm worried about all the buildings I've been in... is this something that is in every building?

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#31

On The Floor Of Doctor's Office. If You Trip On It, You're In The Right Place

On The Floor Of Doctor's Office. If You Trip On It, You're In The Right Place

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I'd love it mixed in with plants where people don't step.

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#32

It Looks Nice Sure, But I Didn’t Even Know That Was A Real Extinguisher

It Looks Nice Sure, But I Didn’t Even Know That Was A Real Extinguisher

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah, totally illegal. Fire extinguisher are never allowed to be part of the decor, they need to stand out, however ugly that is.

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#33

That's How I Broke My Leg

That's How I Broke My Leg

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

I think that would Break me as well

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#34

Food Aid Packages And Cluster Bombs, Both Dropped On Afghanistan In 2001

Food Aid Packages And Cluster Bombs, Both Dropped On Afghanistan In 2001

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Aski Markup
Community Member
2 months ago

Sick f***s. Cluster bombs are one of the most disgusting things used and they used them. On civilians without a care in the world.

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#35

That Would Explain Why My Ankle Hurts

That Would Explain Why My Ankle Hurts

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Not for use as object it appears to be is apparently a trend in China-manufactured goods?

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#36

It’s Fine, Nothing To Worry About

It’s Fine, Nothing To Worry About

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Lekha
Community Member
2 months ago

Why though

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#37

Leaving Your Child In The Car Here

Leaving Your Child In The Car Here

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Anne Marieke Fransen
Community Member
2 months ago

I really love domotica :-)

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#38

Dangerous-Design

Dangerous-Design

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Lilly Rose Poppy
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe it's a freckle but you can see the little dot on her hand

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#39

Time For A Nice Refreshing Drink Of... Oh

Time For A Nice Refreshing Drink Of... Oh

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

DONT DRINK IT

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#40

Dear God...

Dear God...

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Jyri Hakola
Community Member
2 months ago

Good ol Kai Tak approach

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#41

Not Sure If Its Dangerous But I Think It Is

Not Sure If Its Dangerous But I Think It Is

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

Hmm i mean if you insist

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#42

Does This Count

Does This Count

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
2 months ago

It's like one of those annoying clicker balls that are in every office. Only this one doesn't click, just scream.

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#43

Not A Fan Of That Projector

Not A Fan Of That Projector

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

What came first, the fan or the projector

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#44

This Bike Track In Zagreb, Croatia

This Bike Track In Zagreb, Croatia

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

For... Jumps?

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#45

You Cant Quite See But Right Above It There Is A Wall

You Cant Quite See But Right Above It There Is A Wall

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

For kids with dwarfism only

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#46

Go Ahead, Spend The Taxpayers’ Dollars On A “Decorative Circle” In The Middle Of An Intersection. What Could Go Wrong?

Go Ahead, Spend The Taxpayers’ Dollars On A “Decorative Circle” In The Middle Of An Intersection. What Could Go Wrong?

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James016
Community Member
2 months ago

Well done genius. Great job

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#47

I Love The New No Stop Exit They Put Up At Our Corner Gas Station, You Don't Even Have To Stop To Exit

I Love The New No Stop Exit They Put Up At Our Corner Gas Station, You Don't Even Have To Stop To Exit

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Everything AGR
Community Member
2 months ago

makes perfect sense...

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#48

God Forbid You Have A Baby Or A Little Dog

God Forbid You Have A Baby Or A Little Dog

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

Or me for that matter...

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#49

This Train Track

This Train Track

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

Please tell me it's not operational

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#50

This Warm Tent

This Warm Tent

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh how brilliant, no flaws here

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