WARNING: Laundry Pods Not Just a Danger to Children!

Laundry pods.  We see them as a quick and easy way to do laundry.  

But we've been warned that, to children, these brightly colored squishy things look like candy.

And now we're being warned that adults with dementia see them that way too.

What I had not heard til now is that of the 8 deaths associated with eating laundry pods, SIX were adults with dementia and TWO were children.


 

An industry group recommends keeping cleaning products in a locked cabinet.  Consumer Reports suggests that caregivers keep laundry pods out of the house altogether.  

Safety advocates are calling on manufacturers to come up with a design that doesn't look like candy. 

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