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About a year and a half ago, we began warning you about dangers connected to single-load liquid laundry packets. These packets are filled with highly concentrated, toxic chemicals. A 7-month-old in Florida died from swallowing the soap.

CPSC has received about 1,230 reports of children unintentionally injuring themselves with packets. Injuries include swallowing the detergent and getting the chemical in their eyes or on their skin. The Poison Help Line reports even more: Nearly (…)

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[post_thumbnail]While kids getting into bottles of pain medicine remains a leading cause of poisonings, new and different serious risks have emerged: single-load liquid laundry packets and coin- or button-sized batteries.

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[post_thumbnail]In 2012, CPSC staff has learned of about 500 incidents involving children and adults who were injured by single-load laundry packets

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