Officials Warn of Detergent Poisoning Trend in Kids

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    Poison Control officials are raising concerns over miniature laundry detergent products, warning they could be dangerous to kids.

    FOX News Radio’s Don Mathisen reports:

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    There has been a dramatic rise in the number of children swallowing detergent packets. Doctors say kids are confusing the small, brightly-colored packets with candy.

    There have been about 250 reported cases so far this year, and doctors say the symptoms – such a nausea and breathing problems – are even more severe than typical detergent poisoning.

    Manufacturers introduced the products just a few months ago.  A Procter & Gamble spokesman says all cleaning products need to be handled carefully and kept out of the reach of children.

    Don Mathisen, FOX News Radio.