Consumer Reports: Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Serious Risk to Kids

This morning, Consumer Reports is making a statement: the organization will no longer recommend the use of laundry detergent pods because they pose a serious health risk to children younger that six years old.  Kids often mistake the colorful packets for candy resulting in a large amount of accidental poisonings.

In a 2012-2013 study, doctors at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio found a staggering 17,000 cases of kids swallowing, inhaling or being exposed to chemicals from the pods over the course of two years.  The chemicals are so concentrated that kids can end-up in danger in seconds.

Amidst concerns, some manufacturers improved the latch-system on containers, making it more difficult for kids to gain access to the product.

Click here for more information from Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Click here to read the entire statement from Consumer Reports.

 

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