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A warning about kids and metal water bottles

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I read this today from a link on facebook and thought it worth sharing. This is a story that was on TODAY news show.

Apparently some kids stick their tongues into a metal water bottle and because the bottle isn't flexible, like plastic, it creates a suction that can actually cause the tongue to get stuck and cause severe problems resulting in medical intervention necessary to get the tongue out. The girl in the story had to have surgery to get it removed. When it gets stuck, then the tongue swells and causes even more difficulties getting it out.

I personally don't like to drink from metal because I don't like the taste, but have had a couple given to me in the past. I don't want my grandkids to use them now. It may not happen most of the time, but still it's scary to think about. Just thought I'd pass it on because who would ever think of this?

Have a great day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1BEACHWALKER 1/13/2013 11:02PM

    Wow, that is too weird! I don't like metal bottles myself, hate the taste of water after it sits in it. Scary lesson to the kids that do it! Don't know if it was an accident or do the dumbest things sometimes! emoticon

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SWDESERTLOVER 1/11/2013 12:46PM

    Good information. I'll pass this on to our family. I don't like the taste of water out of metal bottles either. I love the glass ones they sell here on SP and use them at work, but they're not practical for hiking. That's when I go back to my plastic bottles.

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JUSTA123 1/11/2013 10:57AM

    Wow thanks for the heads up! and stay warm!

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ROX525 1/11/2013 5:56AM

    Wow...Thank you.

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JSTETSER 1/11/2013 5:51AM

    Thank you for the info!
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MAYBER 1/10/2013 9:31PM

    good warning am sure there will soon be a recall of some sort
of course we should all be aware that anything can happen with so many new items coming out daily in our world today
One day at a time

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MOM4407 1/10/2013 9:07PM

    Thanks for the heads up.

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DRB13_1 1/10/2013 5:42PM

    good warning

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STRINGI719 1/10/2013 1:46PM

    The only metal one I have I don't really use, but I don't think this could happen because it has the huge open mouth opening.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 1/10/2013 1:32PM

    Wow, I never would have thought of this - scary!

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MICKEYH 1/10/2013 12:22PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/10/2013 11:11AM

    Wow! It amazes me how kids will stick things in the oddest places. I remember as a kid another child in day care stuck macaroni up his nose. It got stuck. Pretty funny thinking about it now.

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TEMPEST272002 1/10/2013 11:04AM

    thanks for the info!

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REGILIEH 1/10/2013 10:48AM

    emoticon for the info.

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NATPLUMMER 1/10/2013 10:37AM

    Thanks for the heads up.

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