Girl’s death from deodorant inhalation prompts calls for clearer labelling

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Giorgia Green tragically died at the age of 14, after suffering a cardiac rest following spraying deodorant in her bedroom in Derby, UK.
The BBC reported that her parents have "since become aware" of other young people dying accidentally following inhalation of deodorants, as they called for clearer warnings on products.
Green's parents current labelling is not noticeable enough, and believe many do no not notice the warning.
"People don't know how dangerous the contents of those tins can be," Giorgia's father Paul told the BBC.
"I would like it so that no-one else in the country - or the world - would end up having to go through what we've personally gone through.
"We don't want our daughter's death to be in vain."
An inquest was held into Giorgia's death and the coroner recorded the conclusion as misadventure. Her medical cause of death was "unascertained but consistent with inhalation of aerosol".
By law, aerosol deodorants must be printed with the warning "keep out of reach of children".
Most aerosol deodorants also have a warning that says "solvent abuse can kill instantly". This is not a legal requirement, but is recommended by the British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association (BAMA) due to the risk of people inhaling aerosols to intentionally get high.
Giorgia's parents believe the warning should be changed to "solvent use can kill instantly", because Giorgia was not abusing deodorant.
Aerosol deodorants must also contain instructions on their correct usage, which are written following risk assessments carried out by the manufacturer. For example, the instructions might say "use in short bursts in well-ventilated places".
If an aerosol deodorant is flammable there must also be a warning about this.
BAMA said in a statement: "The British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association (BAMA) takes very seriously any incident involving aerosol products, and we were deeply saddened to learn of the death of someone so young.
"As an industry association we work with manufacturers to ensure that aerosols are made to the highest safety standards and are labelled with very clear warnings and usage instructions and recommend that anyone using an aerosol does so in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
"We also recommend applying a number of additional warnings and usage instructions, beyond those required by regulation, and continue to review these to encourage the safe use of aerosols."

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