Laundry pod poisoning has continued despite new packaging.

The laundry detergent industry has taken steps to curb accidental poisonings from the pods, which are designed to dissolve in water. As a result, they burst as soon as children put them in their mouths.

The original theory was that children were attracted to the pods because they’re colorful and squishy like candy. This prompted manufacturers like Procter and Gamble to make the packaging more opaque, yet statistics show this hasn’t helped much.

U.S. poison centers logged 13,314 exposures to laundry pods last year, averaging at 32 per day. This year, there have already been 4,794 exposures, an average of 31 per day.

Watch Trace Gallagher’s report above.


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