Friday, May 25, 2012
It's not candy--it's chemicals!
Nomaan Merchant (AP) writes about those new little packets of laundry detergent out there.
Seems kids think they look delish and try to eat them.
No deaths, but 250 ER visits reported.
These are single-use for the washing machine, not the toddler stomach.
They look similar to ribbon candy, one expert said.
Procter & Gamble and other makers are working with parent groups and poison control centers to get the word out.
Don’t forget this is the equivalent of a cup’s worth of chemicals in a bite.
So kids get sick quicker and worse than if they dipped into the box when Mom’s back is turned.