You may have heard that Consumer Reports is no longer recommending liquid laundry pods. The brightly-colored, swirly designs look like irresistible candy to toddlers, resulting in over 6000 reports of children ingesting or inhaling the pods.
The good news is that when you use Grab Green’s Laundry or Dishwashing Detergent Pods you and your family are safer and don’t need to make a change. Grab Green’s non-toxic Pods are made with powder, NOT colorful liquids, and therefore less interesting to curious children. Consumer Reports has stated that powder pods, not liquid, are the recommended choice.
Also, liquid pods are more dangerous because:
- If the pod bursts, the liquid quickly flows down the throat into the digestive system which is potentially life threatening. Powder, on the other hand, is harder to swallow therefore difficult to actually consume.
- Liquid pods are highly concentrated as they only contain up to 10% water while liquid detergent out of a bottle contains about 75% water. Therefore the pods are considerably more toxic if ingested as there is less water to dilute the chemicals.
A representative from Consumer Reports stated, “our new position doesn’t apply to laundry (or dishwasher) pods that contain powder, because injuries associated with them are less frequent and less severe.
Like all of Grab Green’s products, the Pods are made from naturally-derived, non-toxic ingredients so they are safer and gentler on you and the planet. Our powder detergent pods are the safe choice!
If you have children under 5 years old and use any of these products, Consumer Reports urges that you seek alternatives.
- Tide PODS
- Gain Flings
- Arm & Hammer Bursts
- Purex Ultra Packs
- All Mighty Pacs
- Wisk Deep Clean
- Laundry Dropps
Since 2006 Grab Green has been formulating effective naturally-derived, eco-responsible home care solutions that are gentle on you and the planet. To learn more about Grab Green visit www.GrabGreenHome.com
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