Over 17,000 calls were received, by the National Poison Data System from 2012 to 2013, that involved child exposure to detergent packages. A death of a 7 month old male child due to ingesting the contents of these types of detergent packaging, as well as 769 children requiring hospitalization.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier aims to address these issues by introducing a bill that would make these packages safer and child resistant.
One of the problems that has been highlighted is the very appearance of the packages, which are colorful and really look like candy …. the bill aims to address this too!