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Ms. Simplicity: Pass on these laundry tips to your children

Ms. Simplicity: Pass on these laundry tips to your childrenNews from INFORUM: If we don’t train our children now, who is going to train them? Train them right and your future daughters- and sons-in-law will thank you! Kids are now taught in family and consumer sciences class in junior high how to do laundry (called [...]

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Risks for children: Safe use of laundry detergent capsules urged

Risks for children: Safe use of laundry detergent capsules urgedNews from Malta Independent Online: The Technical Regulations Division within the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA) would like to bring to the attention of the general public the risks posed by laundry detergent capsules (or packets) which are present in growing numbers in households [...]

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Laundry detergent pods are ‘real risk’ to children

Laundry detergent pods are ‘real risk’ to childrenNews from CNN: Too many kids confuse laundry detergent pods for candy Some 17,230 children were accidentally poisoned by these pods between 2012 and 2013 Study authors call for a new national safety standard and better packaging (CNN) — Last year a Florida mother of a 7-month-old came [...]

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Detergent pods can cause eye injuries in children

Detergent pods can cause eye injuries in childrenNews from Ktoo: By Nancy Shute, NPR NewsPosted on October 8, 2014 at 6:00 amCategory: In the Headlines Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 14 seconds Detergent pods may look like toys to children. But they can cause injuries, eye doctors say. (iStockphoto) Liquid detergent pods can cause eye [...]

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Children mistake laundry ‘pods,’ medication for candy

Children mistake laundry ‘pods,’ medication for candyNews from Helena Independent Record: BILLINGS — A 3-year-old child was recently brought to the Billings Clinic Emergency Department coughing, gagging and spitting up soap bubbles. The child had mistaken one of her mother’s multicolored, gummy-like laundry detergent pods for candy and attempted to eat it. “The child ate [...]

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Detergent packets pose health hazard to children

Detergent packets pose health hazard to childrenNews from The State: They’re brightly colored, squishy and bite-size, and may look like candy to young children. And that’s the problem. Toddlers often can’t resist popping the small detergent packets for dishwashers and washing machines into their mouths and are having serious health problems as a result. Video [...]

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Detergent packets pose health hazard to children

Detergent packets pose health hazard to childrenNews from San Jose Mercury News: They’re brightly colored, squishy and bite-size, and may look like candy to young children. And that’s the problem. Toddlers often can’t resist popping the small detergent packets for dishwashers and washing machines into their mouths and are having serious health problems as a [...]

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Consumers Union calls for investigation into dangers posed to children by …

Consumers Union calls for investigation into dangers posed to children by …News from ConsumerReports.org: Today Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, asked the Consumer Product Safety Commission to take steps regarding the dangers posed to children from single-use detergent packets. Since the beginning of the year, poison-control centers have received almost 3,000 calls [...]

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Dr. Mom: Colorful detergent a poison danger to children

Dr. Mom: Colorful detergent a poison danger to childrenNews from Sacramento Bee: Doing laundry is one of those mundane, never-ending chores. Anything to make the process easier and less of a hassle is no doubt a welcome prospect. This could be why this year has seen these new, bright and visually appealing laundry detergent pods [...]

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Laundry Detergent Pods Can Be Hazardous to Children

Laundry Detergent Pods Can Be Hazardous to ChildrenNews from EmpowHer: Parents are always looking for products that make the everyday chores a bit easier, simpler, or better. The newly designed single-use laundry detergent packets promise to do just that. They are highly concentrated, brightly colored square capsules of laundry soap wrapped in plastic. They are [...]

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