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Single-use laundry detergent packets poison thousands of U.S. children annually

Approximately 30,000 children have been treated in emergency rooms across the U.S. for poisoning stemming the ingestion of single-use laundry detergent packets, prompting federal safety regulators to coordinate with other governments around the world to raise awareness of this seemingly innocuous threat. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has joined forces with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and an international consortium of government agencies to find ways to halt the threat that laundry packets or pods pose to children as the products soar in popularity. “Many laundry packets are colorful, attractive to children, and can contain poisonous ingredients,” said ... Read More