8 Kids Hospitalized by ... Axe Body Spray
Noxious odor in classroom turns out to be from the product
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2013 3:28 PM CDT
Updated Nov 3, 2013 10:22 AM CST

(Newser) – Eight sixth-graders in Brooklyn ended up in the hospital Wednesday thanks to the unleashing of Axe Body Spray in a classroom, reports the Smoking Gun. The parents of two other students brought their kids to family doctors. School officials called for medical help when the kids started having trouble, and they later identified the source of the smell as the oh-so-pungent spray. It's not clear whether it was intentional or an accident, but the Crown Heights school says disciplinary action is pending, reports the Daily News.

Sound crazy? Time points out that a high school in Pennsylvania banned the stuff after a student there ended up in the hospital, while a kid in Connecticut set off a fire alarm at his own school after heavily spraying Axe. Maybe while New York City lawmakers are raising the age limit for smokes, they should consider Axe as well, suggests Daily Intel. (Click to read about a mom's weeklong experiment wearing the spray.)

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Nov 3, 2013 11:01 PM CST
These days, kids replace showers with Axe. That makes us like, well, the French.
Nov 3, 2013 3:48 PM CST
god I hate the smell of perfume and body sprays. I can remember almost wanting to puke in school from all the fumes... no air flow and all that spray will make you puke, that is most likely what it was. I don't see how anyone could learn in a classroom setting, it's really not a place I can say I learned anything. All I did was learn how to put up with bullshit and morons. Damn kids were prolly snuffing it anyways, kids are complete idiots, I wouldn't believe any kid raised in this society. This society trains you to be a con artist liar.
Nov 3, 2013 10:59 AM CST
when I was in Jr. High this stuff was just kinda becoming big and every single guy had one of these in their gym locker and every body put on a lot of it right after practice. So much so that it felt like there was always a haze in the air from it and you could walk through the locker room and come out smelling like axe. No one ever went to the hospital or had any respiratory issues. Kind of makes me wonder if some thing their formula has changed