There have been over 2,500 reports to poison control centers involving laundry pod poisoning go children on the age of six this year alone.
After numerous reports of laundry pod poisoning and calls for laundry detergent packaging changes by government officials, The Wall Street Journal reached out to the attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC for some answers. Why? Because Richard Schulte, a founding partner with Wright & Schulte LLC is representing 15 clients in laundry pod lawsuits that contend infants, young children and the elderly have all experienced serious and even deadly side-effects from detergent laundry pods.
The insure over the dangers of laundry pod packaging continues to grow. In 2013, a grandmother from Chicago started a petition on Change.org where she called for a ban on liquid laundry detergent pods. The grandmother began her campaign after her grandson experienced chemical burns in his mouth and throat after accidentally ingesting a Tide laundry pod. In November of 2014, a report by the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that 17,,230 children under the age of six had reportedly ingesting laundry pods between 2012 and 2013. The laundry pod poisoning resulted in one confirmed death and the hospitalization of 750 children. According to the Wall Street Journal the number of reported 2,719 cases of laundry pod poisoning reported to poison centers to children under six this year alone.
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“We will continue to fight laundry manufacturers until the packaging is changed or banned so our children and the elderly are no long in danger. We are seeing to many mothers and fathers come into our office explaining how their child suffered very serious injuries after they bit into these laundry pods that look like candy.” Richard Schulte, Wright & Schulte LLC
Recently legislation was introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate calling for laundry pod packaging standards to help eliminate laundry detergent pod poisoning among our young children and the elderly. The Detergent Poisoning and Child Safety Act (PACS) of 2015 bill calls for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to create safety standards for liquid laundry detergent pods. The proposed laundry pod legislation also seeks to require laundry detergent manufactures to provide warning labels on laundry detergent packaging and a change in the packets so they are less attractive and are not candy like in appearance. As stated in the PACS bill, making the packets less appealing would reduce the likelihood of children’s exposure to and ingestion of the laundry detergent pods.
Click here to read the whole Wall Street Journal article on Laundry Pod Poisoning, and for more related news on laundry pod packaging news and laundry pod lawsuits visit our laundry detergent information page.
The firm also urges those who believe their children or other family members have experienced laundry pod poisoning to contact Wright & Schulte LLC to speak with one of the firms attorneys on your legal rights regarding laundry pod lawsuits. You can call 1-800-399-0795 or visit www.yourlegalhelp.com.
About Wright & Schulte LLC
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