Safety Warning – Laundry Detergent Pods


According to Bloomberg, there have been at least 250 reported cases of poisoning due to children ingesting the new brightly-colored laundry detergent pods recently launched by Tide.

ABC news quoted Julie Weber, director of the Missouri Poison Control Center Missouri as saying of the Tide pods, “they’re bright blue and bright red and they look very similar to some of the ribbon candy”

Tide wasted no time in declaring that in the next couple of weeks they will create a new double-latch lid to deter children from accessing and eating the brightly colored detergent packets.

In the meantime, if you are using these new laundry detergent pods please make sure that you take steps to make sure that they are kept away from children.