Powder Detergent Pods Are the Safe Choice, According to Consumer Reports

by • August 27, 2015 • Laundry CareComments (10)4513

Powder Detergent Pods Are the Safe Choice, According to Consumer Reports


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

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10 Responses to Powder Detergent Pods Are the Safe Choice, According to Consumer Reports

  1. amy says:

    I love the powder pods because there is no chance of the colored liquid staining. And they have such a clean, fresh scent in a very light way. My clothes smelled wonderful and I loved the light scent it gave my clothes. I am trying to purchase less harmful ingredients and going with more natural. They are wonderful!!!

  2. We recently started using your products, including our samples of your laundry detergent pods and I am very impressed with everything we tried so far!
    I love your laundry pod scent options and how refreshing and clean they make every load of laundry!
    I agree with the Consumer Reports opinion about the liquid pods and I don’t use those for the same reason. I also don’t use liquid pods do to so many of them, (a few brands), bursting during transport or during shipping. I don’t know how many bags I purchased online only to have even just 1 liquid pod leak in the bag.
    I found your products through Twitter, a few months ago and most recently ordered during your Tangerine sale! I just received that order yesterday, thank you so much!!
    My children love your hand soap and they even love the all purpose spray so, thanks to you and the tangerine scent and the very sturdy, well made sprayers you sent along with our order, my kids are more willing to help clean up the kitchen 🙂
    I can’t wait to try more scents and will be posting about your products on my blog and social media channels!

  3. Kim Cage says:

    I love Grab Green’s 3 in 1 laundry detergent pods because you get amazing results with natural ingredients! Never have my clothes looked so good!

  4. Krisy Myers says:

    I love these pods because I know they are the safest choice for me, my clothes and my earth. It’s so easy to plop one in the laundry and go! I love love all the amazing scents they come in and I love even more knowing they aren’t made from toxic ingredients.

  5. Karieann says:

    I love Grab Green 3-in-1 Laundry Detergent Pods because they’re convenient and safe. My clothes always come out looking clean and smelling fresh. I enjoying knowing that Grab Green products are naturally-derived with biodegradable ingredients.

  6. Beverly Harris says:

    I love the laundry pods from Grab Green. They dissolve immediately as soon as they hit water and also clean my clothes very well. The fragrances are very nice and since they are non-toxic , they are very safe to use. Common sense will tell you that any laundry products should be put up where little hands won’t be able to grab them.

  7. Ashley says:

    I love that their biodegradable and powder.

  8. […] Pro Tip: Do you use liquid filled pods, especially if you have young children of your own, or those that visit. Liquid pods are often colorful and look like candy. If ingested they are very dangerous. Consumer Reports is no longer recommending these types of pods. Instead, look for a powder filled pod. Learn more about the latest Consumer Report warning. […]

  9. maddiebrit says:

    Everyone, thank you so much for the amazing and kind words! We are so happy that are loving Grab Green and are finding the benefits of our powder pods. Brandy Oliver, please email so that we can get your FREE product shipped out to you!

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