Laundry Detergent Pods a Potential Hazard to Children

One study shows that the small and colorful packets have sent an average of one child a day to the hospital in past two years.
1:12 | 11/10/14

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A new warning about the laundry detergent pods, a hazard to young children. They sent an average of one child a day to the hospital over the past two years. Jen Ashton is here to break it down. This is what these pods look like. They're colorful, they smell amazing. They can easily be interpreted as candy. One call per hour to poison control centers. This is despite the fact that the industry has made significant changes in warning labels, awareness and packaging. They continue the be a problem. What can parents do about it? First of all, with anything potentially toxic, put it on a high shelf, if necessary, under lock and key. Away from small children. If you think your child has opened one and consumed, emergency room or call a poison control center. This is an option. You can consider another product. Thank you, Jen Ashton.

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