Slow News Day: Schumer Calls For Warning Label On Detergent

Posted by on Sep 09, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Obviously all the other pressing issues in Washington have taken care of themselves.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants more protections for the colorful, tightly-wrapped “pods” of gel laundry and dishwashing detergent that children may think is candy.

Schumer noted that the increasingly popular single-use gel packages of detergent can be toxic and have made thousands of children sick nationwide. Some were hospitalized.

He said that there have been dozens of isolated reports in New York of kids getting sick after eating the pods.

Isolated reports? OK. So we need federal legislation? How about what was already proposed several months ago: Better packaging, not to mention parenting.


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