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Health Canada Warns Parents and Caregivers about the Dangers of Miniature …

Health Canada Warns Parents and Caregivers about the Dangers of Miniature …
News from Pharmaceutical Processing:

The issue

Health Canada is aware of incidents of children ingesting miniature laundry detergent packs. The lightweight, colourful single use detergent plastic packets dissolve in water. These brightly coloured packets with their squishy texture are attractive to children.

Laundry detergents are powerful cleaning products that may contain ingredients which can lead to harmful health effects upon ingestion. Children who swallow the detergent packs may experience a variety of serious symptoms including severe abdominal pain, vomiting, or breathing difficulty.

Who is affected

Consumers who use miniature laundry detergent packs.

What purchasers should do:

  • Due to the hazards they pose to young children, laundry detergent packs should be stored in a location where they cannot be found or swallowed. Consumers should also exercise caution with dishwasher detergent packs as they may pose the same risks. Children should not play with any consumer chemical products.
  • All cleaning products, including laundry detergent packs, should be stored in a locked cabinet or drawer and out of the reach of children. A child safety latch is an appropriate alternative.
  • Keep the number of your local poison control centre number ne…………… continues on Pharmaceutical Processing

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