The Wall Street Journal reports Procter & Gamble Co. announced that is making packaging changes on its Tide Pods laundry-detergent pouches, as reports of young children ingesting the single-load liquid packets of concentrated detergent accidentally continue to rise. The Cincinnati-based, consumer-goods manufacturer said its Tide Pods would now be packaged in opaque bags and buckets, and the transparent containers, which resembled candy bowls, would be eliminated. The move is part of P&G’s Safe Home program, Phase II, which the company launched yesterday to educate consumers on how to use and store household cleaning products safely. The Journal notes that from January through June of this year, the American Association of Poison Control Centers received reports on approximately 4,868 children, age 5 and younger, who were exposed to small single-load laundry pods.
From the American Association for Justice news release.