Consumer Reports No Longer Recommends Laundry Pods

Consumer Reports cites the risk of young children ingesting detergent pods in removing them from its recommended products list.
1:15 | 07/16/15

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And we do have a new warning about the dangers of those single use laundry detergent pods. Doctors say parents of small children should be especially concerned and ABC's Reena ninan explains. Reporter: This morning a new study concerning those small liquid detergent pods that can easily be mistaken for candy. "Consumer reports" stating "Given the continued danger we have made the decision not to include pods on our list of recommended products and strongly urge household with children younger than 6 to skip them altogether." While they promise to pack a mean clean they can pack health hazards. When children ingest these pods they're seeing stomach upset. Difficulty breathing, wheezing. Unfortunately, two children have actually died. Reporter: Procter & gamble, the leading manufacturer of them and parent company of tide and gain telling "Good morning America" "We take every incident of accidental exposure seriously and believe these defenses are preventable." The American cleaning institute echoing that saying companies are taking big steps adding a bittering agent to the product to cause children to spit them out. Reena ninan, ABC news, New York.

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