Laundry Pod Lawsuits Welcome Packaging Changes Made By Procter & Gamble

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Laundry Pod Lawsuits Allege Detergent Manufacturers Failed To Adequately Warn Of The Potential Laundry Pod Injuries To Young Children And Older Adults.

Liquid-Laundry-Pod-Poisoning-Lawsuits-Wright-and-SchutleLaundry Pod Lawsuits: With a growing number of reports of young children falling ill or dying after ingesting laundry detergent pods, Procter & Gamble has added a new safety feature to its redesigned Tide Pods bag. Laundry detergent makers are facing laundry pod lawsuits that allege the companies failed to warn consumers about the serious and fatal injuries to young children and older adults who are exposed to the colorful but highly concentrated liquid gel packets.

While these are efforts to prevent more children from falling ill or dying from laundry pod poisoning, Wright & Schulte LLC is representing families of 13 children who were seriously injured after ingesting Tide Pods laundry detergent. (Case No. A14068580, Court of Common Pleas in Hamilton County, Ohio) The firm is also representing the family of a 67-year-old Ohio man who suffered from dementia, and bit into Tide Pods packets and died, according to the complaint. (Case No. A 1500868, Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas)

Wright & Schulte LLC continues to offer free legal reviews to families and individuals who may have been seriously injured due to exposure to the contents of Tide Pods or other single-load laundry packet. To learn more or to arrange for a free consultation with an attorney at Wright & Schulte LLC, please visit yourlegalhelp.com.

Beginning this month, Procter & Gamble will have a Child-Guard zipper on its Tide Pods detergent bag to make it more difficult for young children to open, according to a report in the Cincinnati Enquirer. The child-proof zippers have also been added to Gain Flings laundry packets which Procter & Gamble also makes. Red-and-white warnings are printed on the bag urging consumers to keep the pods out of reach and closed around young children in order to keep them safe. The Tide Pods package redesign was part of Procter & Gamble’s new safety campaign that include television and online video advertisements aimed at parents of young children.
[cincinnati.com/story/money/2016/04/22/new-tide-pods-pack-has-child-proof-zipper/83353394/]

Laundry detergent pods are popular because the pre-measured packets wash a single load of laundry. However, parents, politicians and consumer safety advocates have called for laundry detergent manufacturers to make their products safer to use. As a result, a voluntary safety standard for laundry packets was approved in September 2015 by American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International, a non-profit global standards-setting organization. Detergent manufacturers, including Procter & Gamble, agreed to adopt the changes that include making containers harder to open, placing warning labels on the front and back of the packaging, and placing the pods in opaque containers so children cannot see the pods.
[nytimes.com/2015/09/16/health/to-deter-poisoning-of-children-safety-measures-for-packaging-of-laundry-pods-are-approved.html?_r=1]

A recent study published in Pediatrics medical journal found laundry detergent pods were more dangerous to children under 6 than traditional laundry and dishwasher detergents. Researchers reviewed 62,254 calls to poison centers nationwide from January 2013 through December 2014 and found 60 percent of the calls involved exposure to laundry detergent packets. It was reported during that time that a 7-month-old Florida boy died in July 2013 after eating a detergent pod. The American Association of Poison Control Center reports that children exposed to the packets can experience vomiting, choking, coughing, drowsiness, loss of consciousness, eye irritation, seizures and comas.
[wfla.com/2016/04/25/tampa-bay-area-sees-increase-in-laundry-pods-poisoning-cases/]

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