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Rise in Kids Eating Laundry Detergent "Pods" That Look Like Candy
By Lisa Collier Cool
Jun 26, 2012
“(My daughter) was throwing up, she was crying, she had detergent all the way down her body. It was not good," Georgia mom Jessica Sutton told WSBTV. The little girl had found and bitten into a detergent pod that had fallen off a laundry shelf.
Sutton was one of dozens of parents who have called the Georgia Poison Control Center (GPCS) in recent months. “It's very scary cause they said it could cause the throat, tongue and lips to swell where they can't breathe,” the mom recalls. Fortunately, her daughter quickly recovered within hours, without requiring hospitalization.
The GPCS reports cases in which kids grew drowsy after vomiting and developed temporary fluid buildup in their lungs that impaired breathing.
Originally posted by Kangaruex4Ewe
Am I the only one whose parents made them put a bar of soap in their mouths when they cursed? Ahhh...memories!
Parents need to put household cleaners IN A SAFE PLACE if they have small children. Lots of the floor cleaners look like kool aid, and/fruit juice.
It is not up to Tide to make sure kids do not eat their products. What in the hades has happened to personal responsibility?? C'mon. Seriously. They are called child safety locks. If you have a child who is not old enough to know the difference between "looks yummy" and "is yummy", then it is up to you to keep it out of reach of your children. JMHO.edit on 6/27/2012 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)