Child dies after using lipstick inside snack packet

09:47, November 11, 2010      

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Police are investigating the case of a six-year-old boy from Liaocheng, Shandong Province, who died on November 7 after using a lipstick that was a gift inside a packet of snacks.

The boy named Xiaoze and his two sisters bought two boxes of snacks from a store in his village on November 6. One of the boxes contained a free lipstick.

Less than an hour after the three children smeared the lipstick on their lips, the two girls started to vomit, as they became deathly white and their lips turned purple. Xiaoze did not display those symptoms, but his stomach felt bloated.

The parents immediately took the children to the local hospital. The condition of the two girls improved just one hour after treatment, and the doctor prescribed diarrhea medicine for Xiaoze.

But the next day, Xiaoze suffered the same symptoms as his sisters. He was taken back to the hospital again where a case of serious food poisoning was diagnosed. He died fifteen minutes later.

The owner of the store claimed that other children who bought the same snack did not get poisoned.

The snack was produced in Guangdong Province, and had a QS quality safety authentication printed on the package.

Source: Global Times


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