Skip to comments.Safety Experts Raise Concern Over Popular Laundry Packs
Posted on 11/19/2013 7:25:36 AM PST by NautiNurseEdited on 11/19/2013 7:34:03 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
The culprit: single-dose detergent capsules that can have a candy-like appearance. In the past year, they were involved in roughly 10,000 cases of exposure involving young children...
Three years ago, officials at an Italian poison-control center in Milan contacted P&G to report that children were biting into small packets of a P&G concentrated liquid detergent called Dash Ecodosi. The Milan officials advised P&G to make the capsules' packaging opaque and harder to open, said Fabrizio Sesana, a toxicologist at the Milan poison center.
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You are directing me to be honest about an article that you haven’t read. That makes me snotty? ROFLMAO!
I was once forced to take a mouthful of soap to clean out my dirty mouth.
It didn’t kill me, or even make me sick.
The WSJ requires you to register and log in to read that article, and it looks like you have to pay them $12 to do that.
So don’t go around flaming people for not wanting to do that.
Even if 20 million kids found the laundry detergent packets and ate them and died, it's not the manufacturer's fault when parents fail in keeping harmful stuff away from kids. If the manufacturers were at fault, then what next? Banning of knives?
We HAD a smaller cup. Humans are creatures of habit (grin)
What's new is old. I remember ads for a laundry detergent called "Salvo".
Knives are 'arms' under the Second Amendment. They can't be banned.
What about a stainless steel ruler? Is it an “arm”?
I don’t recall Salvo having a fabric softener with it.
An argument can be made for calling a piece of string, a knife.
Many decades ago when I was maybe 10, a schoolmate’s smaller sister got under the sink and downed some Dran-O....from what I recall, she was going to have life-long, bigtime problems.
“Easy and convenient? As though a scoop is a time consuming and difficult task. Please. You aren’t fooling anyone but yourself”
Sorry. Have to agree with “Mountain Bike Vomit”. I use them because they are convenient, easy, and much cleaner in the laundry room cabinet than liquid or powder. No liquid running down the bottle and staining my cabinet, so messy powder every where to poison my dogs who live in the laundry room when we’re away.
So, GHEEZ, stop being so judgemental. You do your dirty laundry the way you want to and we’ll do ours the way we want to.
Thanks. That was a baby...which may not have been developed enough to associate taste and response, and appears to have been the only known death. Wholly irresponsible to leave that in the basket with the baby. Not really the same, but apparently it can be fatal - at least if a baby eats an entire one.
I would assume that it was filling a niche for P&G.
You can’t ban knives. My two sons would have nothing to put on their Christmas lists.
Both have pretty extensive collections. Somewhere around 40 each. The early ones were junk but in the last couple years, they’ve discovered Gerber, Kabar and all the other good ones.
Unpleasant? Sure. Toxic? Probably not, especially if the tyke is smart enough to spit it out when it tastes that bad. He might have a severe case of the poops for a day or two but it likely will not kill him.
How many of those “poison incidents” were fatal?
No, a stainless steel ruler is most likely [wait for it ...] a FOOT!
Thanks. I’m here all week.
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