The one-time use package of laundry detergent, Tide Pods, is one of the most popular products in 2012. But, due to several reports of children ingesting laundry detergent packets in recent months, Procter & Gamble, the maker of Tide Pods, have decided to change the packaging design. Procter & Gamble will add a double-latch closure lid to the containers of pods as re-designed products will be available in stores starting in July.
For a toddler or small child, brightly colored Tide Pods look like candy. Over 250 cases of sickness from the packs have been reported to poison control centers around America. Some parents have called poison control centers about the packets as the laundry detergent packets can rupture easily and contain concentrated detergent.
In its website, Procter & Gamble also warned parents to keep cleaning products from the reach of their young kids. Also, to reduce injuries to kids, the company is partnering with American Cleaning Institute to inform users regarding the way to handle all laundry detergents and how to place those cleaning products as a safeguard.
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