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Thread: WARNING BBQ BRUSHES CAN BE LETHAL

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    We are just getting over a scary emergency room visit where my son had something lodged in his throat while having a family BBQ. An emergency room visit identified the foreign object. It was the wire from the brush to clean the grill. He had to have surgery to have it removed. After arriving home I searched on the internet for similar stories and found it to be quite common with very frightening stories. DO NOT CLEAN YOUR GRILL WITH WIRE BRUSHES. He is now OK and recuperating.

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    WOW! I hope your son feels better really soon. That is very scary.

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    What a shame! I'm so happy that it is working out. And thanks for posting the warning.

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    that is scary, glad he is okay, thanks for letting us know so hopefully will warn others to be careful

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    So sorry your son suffered this injury. Thankful that he is recovering!

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    I'm glad your son is doing ok. Thank you for the warning.

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    Wow! Glad to hear he is doing better...

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    (OOPS...) doubled up! Wow! Glad to hear he is doing better...

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    Wow, this is the second time (this month) I've heard about this. DH just threw out our brush.

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    That is just awful, thanks for the warning and I so hope your son gets well soon.

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    Wow that is scary.

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    Boy, sorry about that! What did he do; try to brush his teeth or "lick" the sauce?

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    My brush is in the garbage. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Wow, thanks for the heads up as the summer season gets started.

    piney

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Boy, sorry about that! What did he do; try to brush his teeth or "lick" the sauce?
    No. Before grilling he scraped it clean with the wire brush. Tiny pieces of the wire break off and stay on the grill. These wire pieces are nearly invisible and stick to your food. They get stuck in your esophagus like thorns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltbuddy
    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Boy, sorry about that! What did he do; try to brush his teeth or "lick" the sauce?
    No. Before grilling he scraped it clean with the wire brush. Tiny pieces of the wire break off and stay on the grill. These wire pieces are nearly invisible and stick to your food. They get stuck in your esophagus like thorns.
    I see. Again sorry. That must have been terrifying.

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    No. Before grilling he scraped it clean with the wire brush. Tiny pieces of the wire break off and stay on the grill. These wire pieces are nearly invisible and stick to your food. They get stuck in your esophagus like thorns.[/quote]

    I wondered how you could no see a bristle. Didn't realize they broke off in little bits. Glad he's getting better.

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    Yikes I will throw mine out!!

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    Thank you for the warning. I hope your child continues to improve.

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    Thanks for the warning. Husband won't like it, but it is trash in am.

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    Oh my, so sorry to lhear this news. Glad your son is all right.

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    that is why the suggest you HOSE off the grate before cooking on it after you clean it!

    SOS pads do the same thing...

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    That is so scary. Our grill has parts that come off to clean. I have even put them in the dishwasher. We do have a brush, but it never gets used. My DH uses a ball of aluminum foil. It works great for cleaning most any grill, better then a brush.

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    wow so glad he is fine.

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    WOW, something so innocent turned tragic. Thanks for the warning. The silver lining to this is---1. he is okay and 2. you warned us. Thank you.

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