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Entries for May, 2012

Proper usage of clothes dryer prevents fire hazard

Proper usage of clothes dryer prevents fire hazardNews from OCRegister: It is important to properly clean and maintain your clothes dryer to ensure it works properly and does not create a fire hazard. Every time you use a clothes dryer, be sure the lint screen is clean and free of lint debris, because lint that [...]

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Laundry detergent making kids sick

Laundry detergent making kids sickNews from KFDA: AMARILLO- An everyday household item is now under scrutiny after making hundreds of children fall dangerously ill. Laundry detergent packets are a new trend replacing the standard liquid bottles and powder but because of their size, shape and color, they’re being mistaken for food. “They are very appealing [...]

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Laundry detergent pods mistaken for candy, companies make changes

Laundry detergent pods mistaken for candy, companies make changesNews from GlobalPost: this story is part of globalpost’s continuing coverage of world business. for more visit our new business page. A spate of child poisonings has laundry-detergent makers rethinking colorful laundry pods that resemble candy. There were at least 250 cases reported to poison control centers [...]

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P&G To Put Latches On Tide Pod Laundry Detergent

P&G To Put Latches On Tide Pod Laundry DetergentNews from WKRC TV Cincinnati: DALLAS (AP) — Proctor & Gamble says it will change the design of packaging for its miniature laundry detergent product to deter children from eating the brightly colored packets that look like candy. Procter & Gamble spokesman Paul Fox says the Cincinnati-based [...]

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Shaker Heights police pursuing all potential leads in Oliver House murder

Shaker Heights police pursuing all potential leads in Oliver House murderNews from Plain Dealer: SHAKER HTS. – Laundry detergent poured around a murder scene may taint investigators’ ability to lift some fingerprints in the victim’s Oliver House apartment where she had been strangled. But there is also a good-sized shoe print left on the wall [...]

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More poisonings seen from miniature laundry detergent packets, doctors say

More poisonings seen from miniature laundry detergent packets, doctors sayNews from CBS News: Laundry detergent makers introduced miniature packets in recent months such as this one photographed Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Houston. But doctors across the country say children are confusing the tiny, brightly colored packets with candy and swallowing them. Nearly 250 cases [...]

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Police: Pa. officer broke into neighbor’s house, did laundry

Police: Pa. officer broke into neighbor’s house, did laundryNews from Washington Post: AVALON, Pa. — Dirty clothes have a Pittsburgh-area police officer in hot water. Rankin police Officer Jason Rocco is charged with trespassing and criminal mischief for allegedly breaking into a neighbor’s home to wash his clothes. Rocco was arraigned Saturday and released on [...]

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Doctors report rise in kids eating detergent packs

Doctors report rise in kids eating detergent packsNews from BusinessWeek: By NOMAAN MERCHANT order a reprint digg this … Read the full article . Related News: And The Winning Commercial Is…News from Seattle Post Intelligencer: Earth Friendly Products reveals names of three prize-winning commercials in “Get Washed” video contest on Facebook (PRWEB) May 25, 2012 [...]

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Doctors report rise in kids eating detergent packs

Doctors report rise in kids eating detergent packsNews from Fox News: Miniature laundry detergent packets arrived on store shelves in recent months as an alternative to bulky bottles and messy spills. But doctors across the country say children are confusing the tiny, brightly colored packets with candy and swallowing them. Nearly 250 cases have been [...]

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NJ mom didn’t know son was put in washing machine

NJ mom didn’t know son was put in washing machineNews from USA TODAY: A New Jersey woman whose 1-year-old son made national news when a video went viral of him trapped in a tumbling washing machine says she had no idea what happened until police showed her the video Wednesday, the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill [...]

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