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Scary, scary glue sticks....

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EmpressOfJurisfiction Thu 06-Mar-14 12:20:15

DW picked up glue sticks at Sainsbury yesterday (own brand Pritt stick sort of thing). I just came across the receipt and they're age restricted (although the sticks themselves only say they're not suitable for under 36 months).

I've heard of glue sniffing but can people die from sniffing glue sticks? Or are Sainsbos worried about some other obscure danger I haven't considered?

PeterParkerSays Thu 06-Mar-14 12:25:13

I'd presume that they have age restrictions on all glue, even the PVA peel off your hands type and the sticks, as it's easier that having someone work out which need the restriction putting on them.

BigRedBall Thu 06-Mar-14 12:25:30

Maybe it's something to do with solvent based products where the law hasn't been changed yet?

RunRunRuby Thu 06-Mar-14 12:28:40

Maybe to stop children licking them. We used to love glue time at school because we used to eat the glue blush it was actually quite tasty.

Cigarettesandsmirnoff Thu 06-Mar-14 12:30:17

Yes to run if my dd got hold of one she would eat it sad

BigRedBall Thu 06-Mar-14 12:31:23

We used to get PVA glue and paint it over our hands, let it dry and then peel it off so it looked like burnt skin. I taught my dd the same the other day, but she thought it was dangerous and silly and it hurt. She ran off and washed her hands hmm. Kids nowadays don't know how to have fun if you ask me.

RunRunRuby Thu 06-Mar-14 12:39:48

BigRedBall yes, that too! So much fun. Did you have these roller glues? They were perfect for rolling glue all over your hands and arms grin then could peel it off later when bored in lessons!

littleducks Thu 06-Mar-14 12:40:31

I don't think it ius glue sniffing that is the concern, motte the lid us a choking hazard which normally means things were labelled not suitable for under threes.

my kids all used glued sticks at that age supervised and never showed interest in eating either the glued or the lid

Forgettable Thu 06-Mar-14 12:40:53

The column of glue is a choke hazard - as the stick wears down to a nubbin it's easily dislodged

Scholes34 Thu 06-Mar-14 13:16:12

Ooh, I do remember the lovely Marvin glue at school, but that wasn't as good as the fresh banda sheets.

AndyWarholsBanana Thu 06-Mar-14 13:19:23

DD 11 tried to buy some false nails in Claire's and the assistant refused because they came with a 2ml tube of glue [ hmm ]

BigRedBall Thu 06-Mar-14 13:37:28

RunRunRuby We had those! But I only used the PVA glue in a Cup with glue spreaders for the "burn" effect

eltsihT Thu 06-Mar-14 16:03:46

Lots if products are not suitable for under 3.

Glue lid could be swallowed and they could choke. The wind up bit could break. And they might eat it and choke.
Lots if different ways I suspect it's not a chemical/solvent thing.

EmpressOfJurisfiction Fri 07-Mar-14 21:07:11

Sorry I've just reread my OP and realised I wasn't clear.
The receipt for the glue sticks my DW bought stated that they don't sell them to under 18s and that's what I'm boggling at.
The under 3 restriction on the sticks themselves makes perfect sense.

Hassled Fri 07-Mar-14 21:13:13

I used to eat Pritt Sticks when I was 8/9. Never did me any harm, promise.

Ericaequites Fri 07-Mar-14 21:13:13

Perhaps the rule is applied to all glues and meant to prevent vandalism with crazy glue and other more permanent adhesives. Locally, people have squirted glue into door locks and such.
Glue sticks don't work that well even to glue bits of paper together.

chateauferret Sat 08-Mar-14 17:23:54

No, but they can take some bloody funny decisions about their weddings.

Euphemia Sat 08-Mar-14 17:26:05

I can still smell Marvin and Banda fluid: it's 35 and 25 years respectively since I used either!

iklboo Sat 08-Mar-14 17:32:58

My mum once thought I was sniffing glue & taking drugs when she went into my room & found Gloy glue, a pritt stick and some Smints.

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