Tesco has hit back over claims its quadruple strength squash “burned” children.
Parents had taken to the internet to say that the “radioactive” drink had irritated their children’s skin, turning it ‘bright red’.
The Sun reports that the new quadruple strength drink had been criticised by parents.
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But Tesco says that the drink is the same strength as its other squash as long as it is diluted as per the instructions on the label.
The supermarket said: “When diluted correctly, our quadruple strength squash is the same strength as our other squash products.
“If it is consumed undiluted or incorrectly diluted, it will be stronger. However there is nothing to suggest this could cause any harm.
“The dilution instructions are clearly visible on the label.”
Shopper Rachel McCafferty asked: “Has anyone else been burned by the Tesco quadruple strength squash?”
Another customer, Melissa Kent, stated: “My nephew couldn’t drink the stuff as his mouth started tingling. It’s radioactive to say the least.”
A third customer, Sheila Howell, said that she was told to seek medical attention by Tesco after her grandson, three, got the drink on his face and arm.
She said: “His skin went bright red and took over an hour to go down. He was in some discomfort. It makes me wonder what happens to your insides when you drink this.”
Tesco has said that it is investigating the concerns.
The supermarket unveiled the new quadruple strength squash in 2021.
It was introduced as part of a move to reduce the supermarket’s plastic output.
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