Ice packs and gel freezer packs are used often for applying to injuries or for keeping lunch boxes cool. Curious children may be drawn to their bright colours/interesting texture, and sample some of the contents if leaking.
The contents in these packs are generally non-toxic and can include cellulose and additives including water, preservatives, sodium chloride, minerals, or dye.
- Possible upset stomach (discomfort, nausea, isolated episode of vomiting or diarrhea).
- Provide something to drink for dilution.
- If you have questions, call the Poison Centre.
- Every case is different. OPC is available 24hrs/day to provide information for your individual situation. Call 1-800-268-9017 (Toll-free) or 416-813-5900 (Local).