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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