A recent study claimed that hundreds of children in the U.S. suffered injuries in the past two years from accidentally ingesting colorful detergent capsules due to a potentially dangerous design, SFGATE reported on November 10.
In the data examined by researchers, over 17,000 kids aged 6 and below mistook the attractive laundry detergent for toys or candy, and at least 769 of them needed medical treatment from accidental poisoning. In 2013, a child reportedly died from ingesting one of the liquefied detergent pods. Children may suffer eye, mouth, and throat injuries from the detergent products, released in the U.S. since 2012. Though some detergent companies improved their product packaging, the study claimed that incidents of children harmed by the pods was only slightly reduced.
The legal team at the Abel Law Firm knows that many children in Oklahoma suffer serious injuries from unsafe products purchased on the market. A skilled product liability attorney, however, may help you pursue financial compensation for any expenses or damages incurred. Call our offices at 405-239-7046 today to learn more.