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Toddler dies after grandmother accidentally gives him water bottle full of cleaning solution to drin
UK Daily Mail ^ | February 5, 2013 | David Mccormack

Posted on 02/05/2013 11:48:42 AM PST by kiryandil

Toddler dies after grandmother accidentally gives him water bottle full of cleaning solution to drink

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2273828/Merced-toddler-Jack-Shearer-dies-grandma-gives-water-bottle-cleaning-solution-drink.html

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: waterbottles
There oughtabee A LAW!!!

All plastic water bottles should be banned.

1 posted on 02/05/2013 11:48:50 AM PST by kiryandil
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To: kiryandil

how on earth would you do that?

Is drain cleaner normally stored in baby bottles?


2 posted on 02/05/2013 11:54:30 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kiryandil

I am not buying this one. If it is a auto shop the bottles would be marked.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 11:57:51 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: driftdiver
It was a water bottle kept in her husband's truck. It contained cleaner he used on his rims.


4 posted on 02/05/2013 11:59:21 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: kiryandil

Distantly related story. My cousin, who is a neonatologist had a premie he was treating and the kid was pretty weak. The baby was in a sealed Isolette or whatever they call them these days, and was only touched by gloved, gowned medical professionals as the kid had no immunity to germs. The family took up a round the clock vigil. After a few days the kid started to exhibit bizarre symptoms and died. The autopsy showed the cause of death to be herpes.

Grandma, unwatched, in the middle of the night, picked up the kid and kissed him, giving the kid her herpes. She was so ignorant she could not be made to understand that she had killed the kid because, in her mind, all she did was kiss him.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 12:06:38 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: kiryandil
"There oughtabee A LAW!!! All plastic water bottles should be banned."

In Concord Massachusetts, they are. Never underestimate the ability of liberals to ban the most random objects.

6 posted on 02/05/2013 12:10:18 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: kiryandil

Wouldn’t a toddler naturally reject or spit out cleaning fluid? I really don’t understand how the kid would drink enough to kill himself.


7 posted on 02/05/2013 12:17:18 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: kiryandil

You’d think Grandma would have had sense enough to at least smell the contents of an obviously unsealed bottle prior to feeding it to a child.


8 posted on 02/05/2013 12:17:48 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: kiryandil

When I was younger I was always told to NEVER store chemicals in beverage containers.


9 posted on 02/05/2013 12:27:23 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: AtlasStalled

One swig could burn through his esophagus and cause swelling and trauma that would cut off his breathing and kill him


10 posted on 02/05/2013 12:42:06 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: ColdOne
If it is a auto shop the bottles would be marked.

I'm sure Cal OSHA will be happy to issue a citation and fine.

11 posted on 02/05/2013 12:50:16 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: silverleaf

Thanks for the explanation . . . I guess some of that stuff can be pretty corrosive and powerful. Sad story.


12 posted on 02/05/2013 12:54:55 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: kiryandil

Dreadful. Poor baby. RIP.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 1:35:07 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: kiryandil

Crap happens these are what become cautionary tales for a reason for all of us to learn from other people’s misfortune..

I guess if we were all protected by the state what would we be?

Sheep...


14 posted on 02/05/2013 1:43:08 PM PST by GraceG
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