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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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  • Luckily staff were there to make sure the kids didn’t lick it. Bit we should be looking at the gel packs and asking the company who makes them why such a thing can happen in the first place. Being a health risk to children I would really consider why these are still on shelves.

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  • We have a container with water for ice. Much safer.

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  • Wow…..i use these all the time for my children. Might need to look into some different ice packs.

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  • They also have ones u can put water and freeze thats more safe

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  • If these types of packs needed to be used then perhaps they could be placed inside a freezer bag for precaution. Otherwise use the hard variety or just freeze the drink bottles.

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  • I have these as first aid packs wow

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  • Wow that is scary! I don’t use gel packs I use the blocks. And if I did I would wrap it in a paper-towel and put in a zip lock bag then tape it around like I currently do with the block ones.

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  • This is scary. I suppose it reminds us of why we should have our children help us pack their lunch so that they know what is going in it.

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  • So dangerous. Why would you use these in the first place?

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  • Ooh, a good warning. These should probably be banned then.

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  • I freeze drink bottles instead

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  • All i can say is Oooops!

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  • I always froze their drinks and by the time they wanted them at school they were thawed and the rest of the food had been kept cold till lunch time.

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  • A good reminder before the kids go back to school.

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  • I think the hard plastic ones are pretty good to use.
    They may be a bit heavier but definitely a lot safer !

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