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Manufacturers To Make Laundry Pods Safer

March 31, 2014, 3:08 PM by Angela Kennecke

Manufacturers To Make Laundry Pods Safer

Manufacturers of those colorful liquid laundry packets have agreed to make changes to make it safer for children. 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received more than 1,200 reports of children unintentionally hurting themselves with the laundry pods; the Poison Help Line has had nearly 18,000 reports of injuries.

Kids are injured when they swallow the detergent or get the chemical in their eyes or on their skin.

Manufacturers are now changing the containers that hold the packets to make them opaque and putting new safety warning labels in several places on the containers. 

Companies are also looking into using containers that are more difficult for kids to open, as well as coming up with new formulas for the detergent to make it less toxic.

Click here for details from the CPSC.

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