Warning and Fragile Labels

Warning and fragile labels are types of labels that are used to communicate important information about a package or shipment. Here is a brief overview of each type of label:

Warning labels: Warning labels are used to communicate important safety information about the contents of a package or shipment. These labels may include warnings about hazardous materials, electrical shock hazards, or other dangers associated with the contents of the package. Warning labels are often bright and highly visible, with bold lettering and a distinctive design to draw attention to the warning.

Fragile labels: Fragile labels are used to indicate that the contents of a package are delicate or easily damaged. These labels may include the word “fragile” in bold lettering, along with pictograms or other symbols to indicate that the contents of the package should be handled with care. Fragile labels are often used on packages containing glassware, electronics, or other fragile items.

If you would like to test any of our quality materials, you can order a sample pack to get a feel of what material or adhesive works best for you:


What information is required on a Warning and Fragile Label?


Warning labels:

  • A clear warning statement that describes the hazard associated with the contents of the package (e.g. “Caution: Contains Hazardous Materials”)
  • Pictograms or symbols that provide additional information about the hazard (e.g. skull and crossbones for toxic substances)
  • Information about the nature of the hazard (e.g. “Corrosive” or “Flammable”)
  • Instructions for safe handling and storage of the contents of the package
  • Information about the manufacturer or distributor of the product

Fragile labels:

    • The word “Fragile” in bold, clear lettering
    • Pictograms or symbols that indicate that the contents of the package are delicate or easily damaged
    • Instructions for handling the package with care (e.g. “Handle with Care” or “This End Up”)
    • Information about the manufacturer or distributor of the product

    In general, warning labels and fragile labels should be clear, concise, and easy to understand. The information on these labels should be visible and legible, even from a distance, to ensure that the package is handled safely and with care.

    Custom-Made Warning and Fragile Labels

    Do you need a custom-sized label to fit your specific warning and fragile designs? We have a large collection of non-stocked made-to-order sizes which can be ordered in boxes of 500 sheets. You can have these custom-made in any material too, to ensure your label is exactly the perfect fit for your branding and company image.

    It is very simple to order one of our made-to-order sizes, simply head to our custom made-to-order label page, and select your size, labeling material, and quantity. If you cannot see the size you need on our list, give us a call at 0330 111 8484 or email us at sales@a4labels.com, and we can look at getting you a quote for your own personalised cutter which you can use for all future purchases with us.

    Custom Printed Warning and Fragile Labels

    Do you need your warning and fragile labels custom printed? We have a print service available for you to use. All you have to do is select the following options:

    1. Shape

    2. Print type (either in colour or black only)

    3. Material 

    4. Quantity

    We will have your design printed onto our labels. If you are unsure of lead times, get in contact with one of our helpful staff members via our website live chat and email: sales@a4labels.com. Or give us a call on 0330 111 8484.

    You can also email your artwork to our above email address if you are having trouble attaching it to your order. 

    Labelling Materials for Warning and Fragile Products


    The label materials used for warning and fragile labels depend on the specific application and the conditions in which the labels will be used. Here are some common label materials that are often used for warning and fragile labels:

    Waterproof Polyester Labels

    Waterproof labels are labels that are designed to withstand exposure to water and other liquids without deteriorating or smudging. They are commonly used in situations where the label needs to remain legible, making them a perfect choice for warning and fragile labels where the information must be easy to read. 

    High Tack Labels

    We also offer high-tack adhesive paper labels. Their extra sticky adhesive will ensure your label will stay stuck safely under dry conditions. If you wanted something a little more resilient, then high-tack could do the trick.

    Matt White Paper Labels

    Matt White Paper labels are a versatile and cost-effective labeling solution for businesses and individuals looking to label products, packages, and other items with a clean, professional appearance. If you just wanted to clearly depict information on your warning and fragile products with no special label finish, these will be best suited.

    Freezer Labels

    Another paper label we supply is freezer labels. If you had a warning label that had to be kept under freezing conditions, these labels are able to go down to temperatures of -40 degrees. We supply these labels in all of our regular stocked sizes too.

    How to Order

    We have our suggested stocked waterproof products, however, if you would prefer something different read through our Label Materials and Made-To-Order section. Once ordered you can use our free templates (if you struggle with templates visit our YouTube channel for tutorials, alternatively we have a Lay-Out Service).

    We also offer printing solutions whether you would like these on sheets, or rolls for larger quantities with extra finishing options.