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Children hospitalized after drinking bleach at daycare

Someone called 911 after a small amount of bleach was added to a water pitcher for cleaning, then accidentally put in the refrigerator and given to the children

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr
The Charlotte Observer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Several children were taken to the hospital on Monday after drinking bleach at a daycare center in Kings Mountain.

Kings Mountain Police say “a very small amount of bleach” was added to a pitcher of water for cleaning purposes at Bolin’s Daycare Center on Ramseur Street. That pitcher was then mistakenly put into the refrigerator. Later, it was distributed to the children.

Someone dialed 911 saying several children has possibly consumed household bleach.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service
None of the children had serious complications, police said.

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Laurie J Vaughan Laurie J Vaughan Wednesday, January 15, 2014 3:57:24 AM Any responsible adult knows you don't mix any cleaning product in a container that's used for consumption, not to mention chemicals need to be labeled at home as a good practice in a business such as a daycare the law.

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