Fatal Tiny Powerful Packets – How To Prevent the Unthinkable

Tiny Powerful Laundry Packets Attract Children That Can Be Fatal

Life has been getting easier and less complicated with all the new modern conveniences around.  From gadgets, to the simplest idea you wonder, whylaundry packet dangers didn’t I think of that? The not so new wave of laundry packets was, introduced in the United States in 2012 as a less messy alternative to detergent powder.  This convenience is a little more pricy, but sometimes saving a couple minutes of cleaning up powder or spilled liquid is worth it, right?  Is it worth it if a child gets poisoned?

Those tiny powerful packets may attract children with their colorful designs and strong fragrances. 

CNN reported, Biting into laundry detergent pods can cause serious injury or even death, according to the National Capital Poison Center. Calls to poison control centers about detergent packets increased 17% from 2013 through 2014, according to an analysis of national data.

We can all have these conveniences, but at The Alliance of SWMO we ask you to always think “Safety First”.  If you choose to use these pods, make sure to follow this Liquid Laundry Packet Safety Tips produced by Safe Kids World Wide.

  1. Keep packets out of children’s reach and sight. Even if they can’t’ reach it doesn’t mean they won’t try if they can still see those bright tempting colors.
  2. Keep packets in their original container and keep the container closed.
  3. If a child gets into them, call the Poison Help Line immediately.


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