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Thousands of children have suffered serious and potentially life threatening injuries from laundry detergent poisoning caused by single use pods or capsules, which have been sold without adequate warnings or safety precautions to prevent young children from accessing and placing the packs in their mouths.

LAUNDRY DETERGENT PACK LAWSUITS: Potential product liability lawsuits are being reviewed and evaluated by lawyers for children who have suffered laundry detergent poisoning from pods or packs sold by a number of different manufacturers. Cases are reviewed on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is received.

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OVERVIEW OF LAUNDRY DETERGENT POISONING RISK: Laundry packs are single-load use capsules filled with detergent that are dropped into the washing machine with each load. They are meant to be convenient and less messy, allowing consumers to avoid the need to use measuring cups to determine the appropriate amount of detergent for each load.

Manufacturers have decided to sell laundry packs in packaging that often resembles candy, with many of the pods featuring bright colors and an exterior that is similar in texture and appearance to teething rings or other infant toys.

Since the introduction of laundry detergent pods, poison control centers nationwide have received thousands of calls involving children placing the packs in their mouth, often resulting in severe illness and in several cases causing death.

The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported 6,216 exposures were reported in 2012 and that nearly 5,000 children were exposed to some brand of single-use laundry detergent pod in the first half of 2013 alone.

In August 2012, a seven-month-old Florida infant died after consuming one of the pods. The industry says it is currently in the process of developing voluntary safety standards for the pods in order to improve child safety.

In November 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a laundry detergent pod poisoning safety alert to highlight the poisoning risk for children. The CPSC issued the following recommendations for parents:

  • Do not let children handle laundry detergent pods
  • Keep detergent pods sealed in their original packaging, and ensure that they are locked up, out of sight and reach of children
  • Call Poison Help immediately at 1-800-222-1222 if the packets were swallowed or if exposure to the eye occurred.

As a result of their unsafe design, children have suffered injuries and death due to exposure to laundry detergent pods. A number of individuals throughout the United States are now pursuing compensation through a laundry detergent pod lawsuit as a result of the manufacturers’ failure to properly design these detergent pods.

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  1. Meri G Reply

    Whatever happened to personal responsibility? Why are these boxes of pods accessible to child within the home? They should be up on a shelf, out of reach of the child. Shame on the parents that leave chemicals, like Tide, in reach of little ones hands and mouths. As well, shame on these lawyers taking these cases. The parents, as a consumer, made the decision to purchase this product and it’s the parent poor judgment to leave out the chemical in reach of the child that has harmed their family. This has nothing to do with the Tide and their product. They should not have to put labels on their product to tell people this is soap and it has harmful chemicals in it to clean your clothes and that it is not a toy for your child to play with or eat. People it was your fault that your child played with the pods and ate them and I feel really bad if you child has been altered physically or mentally by the consumption of the soap but you only have yourself to blame. Tide didn\\\’t come in your house, gave you the soap and left in a spot for your child to eat it. All this is, is either a get rich on the death of your child or you want to make the company feel bad for what your poor judgments, your lack responsibility for protecting your family made you feel and passing blame to Tide so you can feel better. I ask where were the parents or baby sitter that was not watching over the child to allow that much time to pass for that pod to dissolve in a child’s mouth. Just so you all know before you think I don\\\’t have children, I do and I have a dog too, which is just like having another toddler and none of my family have had any issue like this because chemicals in my house are out of reach or watch over when they are within reach. I would never sue a company over something I did.

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