This is horrible! Children are placed on ventilators because they pop laundry pellets into their mouths, thinking they are candies. I just bought a whole tubful of these and my husband hates them. There is no childproof lid. For that matter, the dish detergent pellets have no childproof lids. What gives, people?
"Paul Fox, a spokesman for Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble, the
parent company of Tide, says all cleaning products need to be handled
carefully. He said Tide was working with poison control centers and
advocacy groups to make sure parents know more about the risks."
And Purex? Its poisonous UltraPacks now have warning labels so that I know that their detergent is not yummy candy. Yippee!
How about these companies stop worrying so much about "awareness" and flipping well go work with their product development people on a good childproof lock? I think parents can figure out "swallowing detergent is a bad thing" without an "advocacy group." I mean... really? That's like manufacturing cars without seatbelts, reasoning that an "accidents are bad for you and may result in death" label near the steering wheel is an adequate precaution. Gimme a break!!
And don't give me this "proverbial" turned my back for a minute thing. IT TAKES LESS THAN TEN SECONDS to swallow something. Ok?