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12/11/2008 Hot & Cold Packs Recalled Surgical Basics and Soft R & R hot/cold packs have been recalled due to contamination with ethylene glycol.

Ethylene glycol is very toxic and may cause kidney and brain toxicity if ingested. These packs are not dangerous if used as directed and applied to the skin.

If you own one of these packs, call NZ 09 420 4242 for advice on where to return the product and obtain a refund.
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