A Missouri mother warns people to pay attention to warning signs on products after a dry shampoo spray can exploded in her daughter's car, shot through the sunroof and torpedoed by the air and landed 50 feet away.
Christine Debrecht continued writing to Facebook on Thursday that no one was in the Honda Civic when the can of Equate Tea Tree burned dry shampoo in hot weather, blew the hinges off the car's closed center console, where her daughter kept them, and straight through the sunroof shot. Photos she posted show debris in the car and an almost glass-free hole in which the sunroof was.
Debrecht said the can landed 50 feet from the car.
"I just want to remind you (and your children) to be aware of these warnings on products you may be using, please do not leave aerosol cans (and especially no dry shampoo) I'm so thankful that no one was injured, "wrote Debrecht.
She told NBC subsidiary KSDK in St. Louis that the damage was so bad and her daughter could not figure out what it was doing right away. "We thought that something had fallen from the sky, but the glass went out, so we know that this was not the case," she said.
Walmart, who owns Equate, said in a statement, "Equate Dry Shampoo contains a specific warning, as with most aerosol products, that it may explode if heated and is not stored as specified." The warning on the front of the can is: "DANGER Extremely flammable, container may explode on warming."