Laundry Pod Lawsuits Allege Children Suffer Breathing Difficulties, Chemical Burns To The Eyes And Other Injuries After Exposure To Laundry Detergent Pods.
Attorneys involved in laundry pod lawsuits continue to receive alarming reports of young children experiencing laundry pod poisoning. The poison control centers nationwide reveal liquid laundry detergent pods continue to pose a threat to young children with over 1500 calls in the first tow months of 2017. Wright & Schulte LLC has been raising awareness about the dangers of the small, candy-like laundry detergent pods. Both young children and some older adults, particularly those with diminished capacity, mistake detergent pods for toys or candy. The firm is representing numerous families in laundry pods lawsuits whose children have suffered chemical burns to the eyes, mouth and throat and other injuries allegedly as a result of laundry pod poisoning. (Laundry Pod Lawsuits, Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas)
The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) reports that 1,558 kids 5 years old and younger were exposed to single-load laundry packets from January 1 to February 28. The AAPCC indicates that not all exposures are poisonings or overdoses. Exposures can mean someone has ingested, inhaled, absorbed by the skin or eyes or had contact with a substance in some way. Children who come in contact with the content of laundry detergent pods may experience:
- Excessive vomiting, wheezing and gasping
- Loss Of Consciousness
- Breathing difficulties
- Chemical burns to the eyes
Poison control experts urge adults to keep detergent pod containers closed, sealed and stored up high and out of the reach of children.
The firm is representing numerous clients in laundry pod lawsuits including one in Ohio in which the Procter & Gamble Company is named as the defendant. Wright & Schulte continues to offer no-obligation legal consultations to families whose children or senior adults have be harmed by laundry detergent products such as Procter & Gamble’s Tide Pods, Gain Flings Laundry Detergent Pods, and Sun Products Corporation’s All Mighty Pacs. To learn more about laundry pods lawsuits or to arrange for a free consultation with an attorney at Wright & Schulte LLC, please call 1-800-399-0795 or visit yourlegalhelp.com
“It is devastating for parents to see their children injured as a result of the highly concentrated laundry detergent,” says Richard Schulte, co-founder of Wright & Schulte LLC.
Reports to poison control centers regarding young children’s injuries from laundry detergent pods are supported by data from studies on the issue. For instance, a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology in February 2017 found chemical eye injuries associated with laundry detergent pods increased in 3- and 4-year-old children from 2012 to 2016. Additionally, a study published in the British Medical Journal in June found that young children exposed to liquid laundry detergent pods were four times more likely to be hospitalized than those exposed to standard detergent.
The brightly colored, miniature-sized detergent packets came on the U.S. market in 2012 and quickly became popular with consumers because the pre-measured pod can wash a single load of laundry. The most well-known products are Proctor & Gamble’s Tide Pods and Gain Flings, Henkel AG’s Purex UltraPacks, and Sun Products Corporation’s All Mighty Pacs.
After reports began to increase of children being harmed by laundry pods, parents, consumer advocates and politicians called for changes in the packaging and composition of the detergent. Last year, Procter & Gamble introduced redesigned packages of Tide Pods and Gain Flings that were more difficult to open due to the new Child Guard zippers. The company also printed larger warning signs on the packages that urge consumers to keep the laundry detergent pods packages out of the reach of young children.
About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing A Laundry Pod Lawsuit
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is stand up for families of children and senior adults who have been injured by liquid laundry detergent pods. The firm’s attorneys fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free Tide Pods lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.