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Thanks for Helping Us Spread the Word, for the Safety of Our Little Ones

Our Response to Recent Reports of Incidents Involving Single Pack Detergents
Friday, May 25, 2012 3:25 pm EDT

At P&G, we’re committed to ensuring that our products and packaging are safe for you and your family. 

You may have heard some recent reports of children ingesting laundry detergent packets that were left within their reach. We’re taking these reports very seriously.

While this issue affects all single dose laundry detergent packets on the market (not just those made by P&G), Tide Pods — as the market leader — is receiving much of the attention.

Like all P&G products and packaging, Tide Pods are safe when they’re used and stored according to the package directions. That’s why we’re working with the American Cleaning Institute to educate and promote the safe handling, use and disposal of all laundry detergents, and to remind everyone that cleaning products must be kept out of the reach of children at all times. We encourage other manufacturers to join us in these efforts. (Please read the instructions on our web site for the proper use and storage of laundry detergent.)

And as an added safeguard against similar accidents in the future, we’re introducing a double-latch closure lid on tubs of Tide Pods, which will be available on store shelves starting July 2012.

Most importantly, this serves as a reminder of the responsibility we share to keep all household cleaning products out of the reach of children. Laundry detergent packets are no exception.

Thanks for helping us spread the word, for the safety of our little ones.

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