Detergent Pods No Longer Recommended

Consumer Reports today announced that it would no longer recommend liquid laundry detergent pods because of the continued high-rate of accidental poisonings of young children attributable to those products. The organization now strongly urges households where children younger than six are ever present to refrain from purchasing them.

In the first six months of 2015, poison-control centers nationwide received more than 6,000 reports of kids five and younger ingesting and inhaling pods, or getting pod contents on their skin or in their eyes. That’s a pace set to eclipse the 2014 total of 11,714 and 10,877 in 2013, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us to discuss.