A concerned mum has shared a warning issued by her child’s school about the safety surrounding gel ice packs.

The school had sent home information about two young children who tried to ‘lick’ the contents of the ice pack because ‘it looked like jelly’ after the packaging burst open in their lunchbox, shares Daily Mail.

‘May we please ask all parents not to use the gel ice packs as per the photograph,’ the school asked. Explaining, “we have had two burst in lunch boxes and kids tried to lick the gel thinking it was jelly.”

The Perth-based mother said she was passing the warning along just in case other parents used them as well.

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We recently shared a warning from a NSW mum who shared an important message about children using gel icepacks on injuries etc after her young son managed to consume some – read her story here.

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  • I agree that gel ice packs are dangerous, but the hard plastic ones can also start to leak !

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  • I do prefer the ones in the hard plastic. They can’t just “burst” open.

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  • Never used these in my kids lunch boxes

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  • Thanks for the safety warning. I prefer the frozen water icepacks.

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  • thats why i freeze a juice box

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  • I wonder what there are made of hopefully they are already non toxic as this can happen

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  • Oh dear that is a bit of a worry.

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  • Ooh, great share and a good to know. We never had any issues, but worth letting people know.

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  • Omg nooo… Got to know before I started. Thanks for sharing

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  • I used to put their water bottle in the freezer the night before. That way their lunches would stay cool and they’d also have a cold drink for the day. Didn’t realise that about the gel ice packs. Could have had some serious consequences

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  • You could use the water ones

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  • Yes please stop using these toxic things, way too risky, I use to use a small plastic flat drink bottle and fill it up with water, put it in the freezer, so it was also drinkable if needed on top of the drink that you already had put in.

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  • Never used them in children’s lunch boxes but thanks for the heads up.

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  • I never used them.

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  • I have seen so many burst in kid’s lunch boxes when I was teaching, wouldn’t bother buying them.

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