Edited to add: If you found us through an email that is circulating please be aware that the author of the article that I link to below did NOT authorize it’s circulation. It does not contain all of the information regarding her experience. Please delete the email. She did not ask that the story (which incidentally is not even the full story) be lifted from her site along with the photos of her kid… (her small child!) and then emailed to strangers worldwide. Please don’t email the author. I even sigh with the comments that I continue to receive on this post, so I can not imagine the way this haunts Kerflop. She’s appears by all accounts to be an exceptionally smart and caring mom who shared her story in effort to simply let people who might not have realized that these sponges are not completely benign. She has many posts on the topic at her site. When I read this one: How To Become Famous Email Forward Style I was filled with anger on her behalf. If you leave a comment here please refrain from name calling. When you express your judgment by cursing or with blatantly mean insults you are not setting a good example for the rest of the human race. There is a lot more to the story than what you’ve read… unless you’ve read this post. That seems like a pretty complete recounting..
Also, Kerflop: Thank you again for sharing your experiences and I apologize most sincerely that the link in this article may have added to the buzz. You rock.
I commented recently about how my kids make cleaning fun by helping wash down walls and chairs and all sorts of things with baby wipes. I didn’t write about how they’ve also occasionally used the magic eraser style cleaning pads to clean the walls and laughed as they disappeared in their hands. My kids have used these magic pads several times. There weren’t warnings on the packages that we had. They did not get hurt.
Please read Kerflop’s post about her son’s burns and what the little guy had to go through after using an Easy Eraser.
[tags]Chemical burn, Magic Eraser, Easy Eraser, Kerflop[/tags]