Hatzolah Warns Of The Dangers Of St. Moritz & Other Cleaning Chemicals

[GRAPHIC PHOTO OF CHILD BURNED YESTERDAY IN KJ] With Pesach cleaning in high gear, Hatzolah is reminding residents to use extra caution while using the extremely hazardous cleaning chemical, St. Moritz and other cleaning chemicals. The chemical says Hatzolah, has been the cause of many serious burns to children and adults during the Pesach season.

Hatzolah members tell TLS, children who got their hands on the chemical were rushed to the Hospital in severe pain and with long-lasting burns after the chemical got on their skin or eyes.

Other alternatives to the spray are available.

NOTE: The parents of the child pictured, requested the picture be made public to serve as a reminder to parents to use extreme caution with the chemicals. The parents hope that by preventing others from such a tragedy, it will serve as a Zchus for a Refuah Shelaima for the toddler. TLS/NB-YYB.

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  1. Oy! Refuah Shleima! I dont think I will be able to sleep tonight! A friend of mine suggested I try St Moritz this year. Buit after reading this I will not let this in my house! Thank you!

  2. Regular laundry bleach is just as dangerous. All cleansers should be kept locked up and out of reach of children at all times and only used by adults (in well ventilated areas while wearing protective gloves). I personally do use such cleansers with much caution. B”H I raised a large family and no one ever got harmed by these things.I was always very careful,but,I did get bleach stains on my clothes no matter how careful I was. Now I only wear shmattas when I use bleach.

  3. I find it pretty odd that Hatzalah is saying that it is dangerous and every supermarket is pushing the item in their ads! That’s it. Let’s make money. Who cares how dangerous it is, right? Just drives me crazy. Sorry.

  4. St moritz is a silent killer last year we had in boro park 2 kids they ware on a respirator for 3 to 5 weeks and had 3rd degree burns 2 years ago PESECH there was for yom tov 9 children in staten island hospital(burn center) all.

  5. why do people find a need to use stronger chemicals than they use all year. for a zechus for R’ Chaim Pinchos ztl’ i’ll mention he used to scream against people who go crazy & overboard cleaning for pesach anything more than windex is overboard chill out!

  6. enough with this crazy cleaning. The torah says do not eat leavened bread. thats it. It does not say use scorching corosive chemicals to remove a layer of every wall, floor, ceiling and pipe in your house. You are taking things way too far and the result is your children are getting horribly burned for a chumrah that does not even exist.

  7. absolutely no need for these chemicals that can cause so much damage r”l. There are a lot safer ways to clean your hourse. Do some research and protect your children.

  8. for all You ppl who care about yourselves a family friend( who unfortunately part away from cancer) was told by her dr.to not allow it in her house it can cause cancer and kill a fetus!!!!

  9. Whomever knows the parents of this unfortunate child, please have them contact me. This sort of injury should NEVER happen, and the company MUST be held responsible. Finding the right law firm is critically important, and, as a frum yid, I would fight to remedy, to the extent possible, this terrible wrong. It would be a huge toiva to the family and a big Mitzvah, as well. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Tizku l’mitzvos.

  10. refuah shelama may he see a speedy recovery very soon
    thank you tls for this reminder i think every one should keep this in mind
    wishing all of klal yiroel a happy & safe pesach good yom tov

  11. It was supposed to read ” The chemical, says Hatzolah, has been the cause of many serious burns to children and adults during the Pesach season.
    It was just missing a comma.

  12. What I dont understand is how it is even legal to sell such poison.
    People, just as the others have said. Stop overdoing it. Clean, with balance, as everything in judaism requires. Enough with the extremes. The last thing wanted from us, is a product in our homes that can do such damage. Keep healthy. Hashem yishmor.

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