New packaging for detergent pods?
Posted at: 09/06/2012 6:41 AM
Doctors are calling for improved packaging for laundry and dishwasher detergent capsules to make them child resistant.
Poison call centers nationwide have reported an increase in calls about children under the age of five consuming colorful detergent pods.
Now doctors in Scotland published a letter in a medical journal about five cases of kids under age two who had to be hospitalized after eating liqui-tabs.
Detergent pods contain strong alkaline cleaning agents, which can destroy tissue and block airways. Pods are often much more potent than typical detergent.