As parents, we all want the very best for our children. In our fast paced consumer society, however, it can be challenging to know what’s safe or unsafe. This is especially true for brand new or very popular products. TikTok user @lovee.miss.lauren is a funeral director who shares her safety concerns with other parents by using her expertise as a mortician to warn against unsafe foods and toys. As a self-proclaimed “scarred mortician”, she reveals through a series of TikToks the products she absolutely bans her children from having. Her videos have garnered millions of reviews and an equally surprising number of people who were unaware at just how dangerous some of the products truly are. Let’s take a look at what Lauren the Mortician refuses to purchase.
Water Beads (aka Orbeez)
Water beads may seem harmless, but they pose significant dangers, especially to young children. These tiny, colorful spheres, when ingested, can lead to choking and airway blockages. Due to their appealing appearance and tactile nature, children are often drawn to them, putting them at risk. Additionally, if water beads are left unattended in water sources, they can clog pipes and drainage systems, leading to costly repairs and environmental damage. It’s very important to handle water beads with care and keep them out of the reach of children to avoid these potential hazards. Following an injury report involving a 9-month-old and the tragic death of a 10-month-old, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Buffalo Games have initiated a recall of over 50,000 “Chuckle & Roar Ultimate Water Beads Activity Kits.”