Tesco responds after shopper burns bum on toilet wipes

Tesco has been forced to clarify its packaging after a shopper burnt his bum while using some of its wet wipes. Leon Gleed moaned: “I’ve come through the worst of it now – I had to use Sudocrem down there for a week.” Leon shared his story of using Tesco’s Active Flushable Toilet Wipes, which are anti bacterial toilet cleaner wipes.

The lorry driver thought they were toilet paper wipes after his girlfriend bought them. He developed a nasty rash after a few days of using them. He said: “I thought the product was wet wipes you use to go to the toilet with – but as it turned out, that wasn’t the case.

“When I developed the soreness I knew something wasn’t quite right and when I checked the packaging it said ‘kills 99 percent of bacteria’. Sadie said to me ‘how can you be so stupid’, but I think cleaning products should have warning labels on them so they’re more identifiable. READ MORE Aldi jobs near me as supermarket willing to pay GBP20 an hour

“I’ve come through the worst of it now – I had to use Sudocrem down there for a week! Being a lorry driver it was hard to get in and out of the truck for a while because of the constant chafing and burning pain. “The only way I can describe it is like the night after a hot curry but ten times worse!

I know it was a silly mistake to make but I’m convinced there’s other people out there who have done the same!” A spokesperson for Tesco, said: “We were sorry to hear about this. We make the labelling on our packaging as clear as possible for customers.

“Our toilet roll and related products are also in a separate aisle in the Risca Extra from these cleaning wipes.”

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