Window Gel Clings

Julie Weber Is This A Poison

Toxicity: Low risk for toxicity but may be a choking hazard.

Expected symptoms: Symptoms are not expected, other than for risk of choking. 

What to do:  Wipe out any pieces of the cling from the child’s mouth with a wet cloth or rinse the mouth. Give your child a drink of water.  Contact the Missouri Poison Center immediately. 

Quick Facts about window gel clings:

Gel cling products come in several colors and shapes. Many people use them for decorating windows during the holidays to make their home feel more festive. While they’re only minimally toxic when actually swallowed, they can be a choking hazard. 

Window gel clings are usually made of plastics called thermoplastic polymers that are designed to stick and re-stick to smooth surfaces. With their bright colors and fun shapes, small children may be tempted to put them in their mouths. If a small child puts the whole window cling in their mouth it could make them gag or choke. If your child is choking, dial 911 right away for help!

If you find your child chewing on a window cling, take it away from them and give them a drink of water.  If problems start or if you have more questions, call the Missouri Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. The poison center is open all day, every day for poisoning emergencies and questions, and our team of medical professionals will walk you through the next steps. 

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