Consumer Reports: Detergent pods too dangerous for children

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
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Consumer Reports is no longer recommending single-use laundry detergent pods due to their safety hazards in households with small children, according to ABC News.

Consumer Reports issued a statement on Thursday, saying in part, "We strongly urge households where children younger than six are ever present to skip them altogether."

Their position doesn't apply to pods containing powder, Consumer Reports clarified, as the injuries associated with those have been less frequent and less severe.

Proctor and Gamble, the leading manufacturer of detergent pods and the parent company of Tide and Gain, told ABC News "We take every incident of accidental exposure seriously and believe these accidents are preventable."

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