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Attention Winter Garden Homeowners: Laundry Pods Can Poison Kids

Author: Mariele Tanes
by Mariele Tanes
Posted: Mar 20, 2014

Those colorful pods of Tide are poisoning kids who eat them.

New, single-use laundry pods are cute and colorful - and all too tempting to children, who are ending up in the emergency room when they eat one like candy.

That's why the Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a safety alert, warning parents that children exposed to the chemicals in these pods are at risk of serious injury.

The commission is aware of 500 incidents involving children and adults injured by the liquid pods, which are made by several laundry detergent companies - not just Tide.

The pods contain concentrated toxic chemicals and dissolve quickly when exposed to wet hands or saliva. If eaten, the pods can produce vomiting, drowsiness, throat swelling, difficulty breathing and loss of consciousness.

The CPSC recommends:

  • Do not let children handle laundry pods.
  • Keep pods sealed in original packaging and locked up out of your child's sight or reach.
  • If swallowed or exposed to the eye, immediately call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222.

This article was written to help any potential threats to your children get diminished or removed entirely before they can harm anyone in your family. Here in Winter Garden, Florida we believe in healthy outdoor living at its finest, and want to build a community of healthy children.

If your family lives in Winter Garden, or would like to buy a home and join our community, please contact real estate agent Erika Johnson for information on homes available for sale. Erika specializes in homes for sale in the Winter Garden area, and has helped dozens of families relocate to the City. Whether you are looking for a resale home or new construction homes from homebuilders like KB Home or Pulte, Erika Johnson with Orlando Hub Real Estate has the perfect home for you and your family.

If you would like more information on real estate in the area, or more information on this article, please feel free to contact us any time. We would be happy to help with anything we can to help you and your family live a happier and healthier life, especially if that involves moving to Winter Garden Florida.

I know this article might be scary to some, but we view it as preventative and helping protect families from the hidden dangers that sometimes are unknown until it is too late. We simply hope that if this article prevents even one child injury, then we have done a great service for the community.

Erika Johnson is a real estate agent that specializes in buyer representation in the Winter Garden, FL area. With a focus on finding you your dream home and excellence in customer service, Erika is a clear choice for anyone looking to buy a home in Winter Garden. By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon

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