8 Kids Hospitalized by … Axe Body Spray
Noxious odor in classroom turns out to be from the product
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
– Eight sixth-graders in Brooklyn ended up in the hospital yesterday thanks to the unleashing of Axe Body Spray in a classroom, reports the Smoking Gun. The parents of two other students brought their kids to family doctors. School officials called for medical help when the kids started having trouble, and they later identified the source of the smell as the oh-so-pungent spray. It’s not clear whether it was intentional or an accident, but the Crown Heights school says disciplinary action is pending, reports the Daily News.
Sound crazy? Time points out that a high school in Pennsylvania banned the stuff after a student there ended up in the hospital, while a kid in Connecticut set off a fire alarm at his own school with Axe. Maybe while New York City lawmakers are raising the age limit for smokes, they should consider Axe as well, suggests Daily Intel.