Is it Squishy Candy? or a Real Dangerous Mess? - NURSING


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Friday, 1 June 2012

Is it Squishy Candy? or a Real Dangerous Mess?

Tide’s reinventing the way you do laundry!
1 pac = 1 laundry load
Works in all machine types
Dissolves quickly in hot & cold
Like any household detergent, keep away from children. There ya go, it says on the Tide website, Keep away from Children! That means yours!
I actually have seen and take care of a couple cases in the ER already of kids that
got a hold of one of these pods, put it in their mouth and tried to eat it. You have to admit, they are pretty, colorful and candy looking, even the plastic container they come packaged in looks like a "candy" container.
As a parent, you will have to be more diligent with these and lock them up, put them up higher since they are highly concentrated and cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,even hospitalizations in children.

AAPCC Laundry Detergent News Release
On May 18, 2012, the AAPCC sent out a news release warning parents about highly concentrated laundry detergent packs and urging them to keep their detergents up and away and out of reach of children. Read the news release here. Click here for an AAPCC factsheet about the issue. Click here to access safe laundry information from the American Cleaning Institute.

The experts at your local poison center urge parents
and caregivers to:

 Always keep detergents locked up, high, and out of the reach of children.
 Follow the instructions on the product label.
Call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222 immediately if you think a child has been exposed to a
packet of highly concentrated liquid laundry detergent


Be a smart cleaning parent and keep those products put up!

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