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RecallsAmerican Toddler in Coma 6 HoursAfter Eating Aqua Dots, Dr. Says

Posted Aug 26 2008 5:02pm

Aquadots_110707_2 As soon as I started reading about the recall of 4.2 million Aqua Dots , I wondered how long it would be before parents started, um, connecting the dots, with respect to their children’s behavior. Not very.

Here’s one case example from The Associated Press :

A woman whose toddler son ingested a popular toy that contains a chemical that turns into a powerful “date rape” drug when eaten said Thursday she knew he was ill when he began to stumble, seemed drunk and started vomiting.

The mother, Shelby Esses, said her 20-month-old son Jacob, fell down and was limp after getting into his older sister’s Aqua Dots, a Chinese-made toy recalled Wednesday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

“And that’s when we knew what he had eaten and that things were pretty bad,” she told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” …

Dr. Matt Jaeger, of Arkansas Children’s Hospital, treated Jacob and said he was very worried when he saw him.

“It was pretty dramatic,” he told ABC. “He was unconscious in this coma for about six hours. And then over the course of just a few minutes, went from being completely asleep to wide awake and playing like nothing ever happened.”

If you come across any other articles discussing personal accounts of Aqua Dot poisoning or if you know of a case personally, please let me know so I can post about it. Thanks.

Note: I will post about additional recalls Friday morning.

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