Laundry Detergent Capsules Can Poison Children
Laundry detergent brands have begun promoting a new type of detergent to their customers that eliminate the bulk of bottles and save time: small capsules of super concentrated formula. The capsules come from many brands, under many names, including: Tide Pods, All Mighty Pacs, and Purex UltraPacks, among other products.
Small Squishy Capsules Catch Children’s Interest
- Many of the capsules are brightly colored, squishy containers that resemble a teething toy.
- According to the LA Times, 307 cases were reported between March 7 and September 5 of small children ingesting the contents of the capsules.
- Senator Charles Schumer took to the press to voice concerns over the allure these capsules have to toddlers and young children, calling for the CDC to impose regulation.
- Due to concerns, Proctor and Gamble announced they would implement a double latch safety feature on their product containers.
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