Laundry detergent packets being mistaken by children as candy
More cases are being reported of children eating small laundry detergent pods. Video by ktnv.comvideo
More cases are being reported of children eating small laundry detergent pods.
A new government report shows the single-dose laundry detergent packets are easily mistaken by children as candy, and it's now happening an average of 10 times a day.
During a 30 day period this summer, nearly 500 children were sickened after eating the pods.
Symptoms can include diarrhea, vomiting, even drowsiness and difficulty breathing.
Proctor & Gamble, which makes the pods, said it's changing the way they're packaged, but said the old containers were never recalled.