By Erin O'Donnell
September 06, 2012

The National Association of Poison Control Centers (NAPCC) says this is an increasingly common problem in the United States; there are almost 3,000 reports so far this year of children ingesting laundry packs, WebMD reports. The NAPCC issued an alert about this problem in May, prompting Tide to change the design of its Pods container so that it's harder for kids to open.

If you find your child with a gel pack in his mouth, poison experts recommend that you call poison control at 800-222-1222.

Image: Laundry gel capsules via Shutterstock.

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