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Tide Pods getting safer double-latch lid amid child poisoning concerns

Tide Pods are shown in this undated file photo.

May 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Procter & Gamble plans to change the packaging design of its miniature laundry detergent after it was found that children are mistaking it for candy.

A spokesman for the company said the Cincinnati-based company will create a new double-latch lid on cases of Tide Pods in the next couple of weeks.

Doctors said children sometimes swallow the pods thinking they are edible. Nearly 250 cases have been reported to poison control centers in 2012, which amounts to only a fraction of the thousands of poisoning calls received every year. No deaths have been reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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