50 Cases Of Poor Design That Are Disasters Waiting To Happen

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.

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#1 Cursed_airbag

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#2 Was Looking For A Budget Mattress When I Saw This…

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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 off a higher quality than most subreddit with over 100K subscribers.”

#3 Guess It’s Back To Good Ol’ Drunk Driving

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#4 Similar Design, One Can Kill And One Tastes Good

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#5 Hmm?

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#6 May Have Been Posted Before But This Is Pure Insanity

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#7 Almost Did It, Too

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#8 Staircase Beautified With Loose Boulders And A Broken Pelvis

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#9 Branding Is Everything

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#10 Almost Pulled A Michael Scott While Delivering Groceries Today

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#11 We’ll See

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#12 This Hair Bleach…

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#13 I Love My Country, But Sometimes…

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

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#15 Children’s Playground In 1912

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#16 Bruh

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#17 Seems Legit…

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

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

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#20 I Mean The Potential Is There

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#21 Sorry, Wheelchair Users!

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

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

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

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#25 This Architect Accidentally Built A Death Ray That Melts Cars And Fries Eggs… Again

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

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

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#28 This Will Probably Work Out Just Fine For Bicycles…

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#29 Poor Guy

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

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#31 Get A Bone Broken Every Time You Slide Down

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#32 Leaving Your Child In The Car Here

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#33 Dear God…

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

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#35 That Would Explain Why My Ankle Hurts

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#36 This Bike Track In Zagreb, Croatia

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#37 It’s Fine, Nothing To Worry About

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#38 Not Sure If Its Dangerous But I Think It Is

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#39 That’s How I Broke My Leg

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

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#41 Time For A Nice Refreshing Drink Of… Oh

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#42 Dangerous-Design

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#43 Does This Count

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

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#45 Not A Fan Of That Projector

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#46 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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#47 Go Ahead, Spend The Taxpayers’ Dollars On A “Decorative Circle” In The Middle Of An Intersection. What Could Go Wrong?

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#48 God Forbid You Have A Baby Or A Little Dog

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#49 This Warm Tent

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#50 This Train Track

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