11-year-old badly burned by homemade slime

Her mother Siobhan told CBS: 'She was crying in pain, "My hands hurt, my hands hurt"'.

The 11-year-old received second- and third-degree burns after playing with the homemade slime, which is made from three ingredients: Elmer's glue, the household cleaner Borax and water, according to ABC News.

When she came home, her dad put ointment on her hands and placed them in white gloves to relieve the pain.

Quinn said other mothers have told her that their children have used Borax to make slime "a million times" with no ill effects.

Siobhan Quinn, of Rockland, is speaking out about the danger after her daughter, Kathleen, was burned making homemade slime, or "gak", that is popular with science-minded children, WCVB in Boston reported. Thankfully, Kathleen is expected to make a full recovery.


"[It] is meant to be a household cleaner or an additive for your laundry".

"I thought it was great", Quinn told the news station.

Kathleen Quinn was at a sleep-over with friends and completed a do-it-yourself slime project. One child in MA ended up with third-degree burns on her hands, and now, her mother is speaking out about the dangers.

The concerned mother is not the first to speak out about the dangers of making homemade slime. The non-profit found that exposure to high doses of borax or boric acid causes testicular atrophy. Her message to other kids is "don't make it, don't play with it". "Glitter slime, clear slime, sequin slime, glow-in-the-dark slime, puffy slime, and metallic slime are just a few of the gooey concoctions to surprise us, all of which use Elmer's glue as a key ingredient".


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