Laundry Pod Poisoning Lawsuits Are Being Filed On Behalf Of Families Of Children And The Elderly Who Have Been Injured Or Died Due To Ingesting The Highly Potent Liquid Concentrated Detergent.
Wright & Schulte LLC has developed a Laundry Pod Poisoning Information Page in response to the growing concerning and reports of injuries and even fatalities among our children and elderly. The concern has even prompted politicians to introduce a bill that would require laundry detergent manufacturers to change the packaging of their laundry pods. The law firm notes that the “Detergent Poisoning and Child Safety (PACS) Act of 2015” was recently introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The proposed legislation is aimed at making it harder for children five years old and under to ingest and become sick from ingesting laundry detergent pods. As stated in the Congressional bill, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will develop safety standards for liquid laundry detergent packets which includes addressing the design and bright colors of the packets to make them less attractive to young children.
“Laundry detergent manufacturers designed their products in bright colors and unfortunately, the size, shape and color of the pods appealed to children because the small, detergent packet resembled candy,” says Wright & Schulte, which is representing the families of 13 children (Case No. A14068580, Court of Common Pleas in Hamilton County, Ohio) who were purportedly seriously injured by Procter & Gamble’s Tide Laundry Pods. “Although changes are being made to the packaging, children as well as the elderly, have already been harmed by the products.”
Wright & Schulte LLC is also representing the family of an elderly man suffering from diminished mental capacity, who swallowed, inhaled or was exposed to Tide Laundry Pods which allegedly resulted in his death. (Case No. A 1500868, Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas) If your child or an elderly loved one has suffered laundry pod poisoning after ingesting a packet, contact our law firm for a free laundry pod lawsuit legal consultation by calling 1-800-399-0795 or you can visit yourlegalhelp.com for more information.
Laundry Pod Poisoning Information
As stated by Wright & Schulte LLC and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), single-load laundry detergent pods entered the U.S. market in 2010. The small, colorful detergent products contain concentrated liquid detergent in a water-soluble packet that dissolves when it comes in contact with moisture. The CDC and the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) began tracking laundry pod poisoning in May 2012 after receiving ongoing reports of children 5 and under becoming ill after eating the toxic laundry detergent pods. According to the CDC, the liquid detergent poisoning caused infants and toddlers to lose consciousness, vomit excessively, become drowsy, have breathing difficulties and exhibit other symptoms and injuries that required hospitalization. A study published in November 2014 by the American Academy of Pediatrics found 17,230 children under 6 years old reportedly ingested laundry detergent pods from 2012 to 2013. The ingestions resulted in 750 hospitalizations and one confirmed death, according to the study. So far in 2015, poison centers nationwide received 2,719 reports of laundry packet exposure of children five years old and under, as of March 31, according to the AAPCC.
Wright & Schulte LLC notes that in response to the concerns over liquid laundry detergent pod hazards, detergent manufacturers have made changes to their products’ packaging. In response to the PACS bill, The American Cleaning Institute (ACI), which represents producers of household, industrial and institutional cleaning products, said the proposed legislation is not necessary because detergent manufacturers have made changes to their laundry pod packets. For instance, detergent makers have added easy-to-understand safety icons, improved their warning labels that tell consumers how to properly use and store the products, and changed to opaque packaging so the packets are not visible from the outside, according to the ACI. The law firm notes that although detergent manufacturers have made changes, the PACS bill, if passed, still mandates the CPSC to develop ways to improve liquid laundry detergent packaging within 18 months.
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