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A man is calling on Tesco to change the packaging of its toilet cleaning wipes – after he was left with “burning pain” when he mistakenly used them as loo roll for days. Leon Gleed, 29, developed soreness around his rear end and was confused – until he suddenly realised he’d been using anti bacterial toilet cleaner wipes.
The lorry driver’s girlfriend Sadie Williams, 29, picked up Tesco’s Active Flushable Toilet Wipes from a Tesco Express store in Rica, south Wales last month. She placed them in the bathroom next to the toilet where Leon mistook them for toilet paper wipes.
A few days and multiple trips to the toilet later, Leon had developed a nasty rash. He checked the packaging of the wipes and confessed to Sadie – who he said burst out laughing.
Leon says although it was a silly mistake to make, he believes cleaning products should be labelled more clearly to avoid any risk of confusion. Leon from Cwmbran, south Wales, 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.
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.I