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White cleaning sponges
Home Maintenance and Structures
Home Cleaning Appliances & Equipment
Manual Cleaning Equipment (Excl. Buckets and Pails) (480)
KW International Inc.    
Great Value
0 78742 04967 0I'm
 
 
Walmart
Missouri
5/16/2015
We purchased Great Value white cleaning sponges. They are Walmart's generic to [REDACTED] sponges. Our 16 year old daughter broke out in severe hives any place she touched the sponge and by splashed water that the sponge touched. She did not have this reaction to the [REDACTED] sponges. We learned from Walmart that the sponges contain formaldehyde. There is no mention of that in the package, and no warnings about hazardous chemicals. Only a vague warning about not cleaning skin with them. She has had the hives for three days now and required medical attention.
5/16/2015
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, Seen by Medical Professional
My Child
Female
16 years
No
No
No
Walmart customer service
Yes
N/A

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