Liquid Laundry Soap Pods are Dangerous for Children

Young children are mistaking brightly-colored single-use laundry soap pods for candy or a teether.  Far from harmless, the pods contain a toxic cleaning solution. More than 17,000 children under six have been injured by the pods, mostly by biting into them and ingesting the contents. More than 700 children have required admission to a hospital. In some cases, the children were in a coma.

Dishwashing detergent pods are chemically different from laundry soap pods and have not posed the same problem.

If you have young children and use liquid laundry pods, please store them in a safe place away from small hands.