Tide Pod Poisoning Lawsuits Reviewed Nationwide
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Tide Pod poisoning lawsuits for children and families throughout the United States. All cases are investigated under a contingency fee agreement, which means there are no out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and we only receive an attorney fee if a settlement or recovery is obtained.
Proctor & Gamble and other laundry pod manufacturers have known for years that their popular single-load laundry detergent packs may cause serious and life-threatening injury if they get into the mouths of children or accidentally rupture, which may result in:
- Nausea, Vomiting or Loss of Consciousness
- Gastrointestinal Damage
- Respiratory Problems
- Eye Damage or Vision Loss
To review a potential case, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
Problems from Tide Pods, Other Laundry Detergent Packs Were Avoidable
Shortly after Tide Pods, Purex Ultra Packs, All Mighty Pacs and other single-load laundry detergent products hit the market, an alarming number of reports began to surface involving young children who suffered severe and sometimes devastating injuries.
Despite warnings issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in 2012, thousands of problems involving children five years of age and younger continued to be reported to poison control centers nationwide.
The concentrated laundry detergent poses a particularly high risk for children, mentally disabled adults or elderly individuals with dementia.
In 2015, the American Association of Poison Control Centers warned that laundry detergent packet problems were being reported at a rate of more than 1,000 incidents per month, indicating that more than 12,594 poisoning calls were received that year involving young children.
Although simple design changes may have avoided many of these injuries and problems, it appears that the manufacturers placed their design for profits before the safety of consumers and children.
Timeline of Laundry Detergent Pod Risks
Sept 2012: Report published in Archives of Diseases in Childhood warned about emerging risks involving young children.
Nov 2012: U.S. CDC and CPSC issue safety alerts, warning parents to keep Tide Pods locked or out of sight of children.
Oct 2014: Report published in Journal of American Association for Pediatric Opthalmology and Strabismus highlights risk of eye injury from laundry detergent pods.
Nov 2014: Study published in medical journal Pediatrics indicates one child injured by Tide Pods or other product each day.
July 2015: Consumer Reports recommends single-use pods no longer be used.
Jan 2016: AAPCC reports more than 12,594 poison control reports involving children 5 and younger exposed to laundry detergent pods.
Allegations Raised in Tide Pod Lawsuits
Financial compensation may be available for families and children throughout the United States, due to the unreasonably dangerous and defective design of Tide Pods and other single-load detergent packets, which could have featured safer alternative designs that may have avoided severe and devastating injuries. Some of the allegations that will be raised in lawsuits over Tide Pods include:
- Failure to Warn About the Risk of Laundry Detergent Poisoning for Children, Mentally Disabled and Adults with Dementia;
- Failure to Provide Child-Proof Containers or Individually Wrap Each Pod;
- Marketing Tide Pods in Clear Containers For Years, Which Resemble Candy or Snack Items;
- Designing Tide Pods with Bright Colors That Resemble Infant Chew Toys or Candy
No Fees or Expenses Unless a Tide Pod Settlement is Awarded
Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is a nationally known injury law firm that is focused exclusively on representing individuals, we do not represent corporations or insurance companies.
Over the course of more than 40 years, clients of Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. have collected more than $1 billion in compensation in cases for product liability, medical malpractice and other personal injury lawsuits.
All Tide Pod poisoning lawsuits are handled without any upfront payments or expenses. Attorney fees and recovery of expenses associated with the investigation of cases are only paid out of any settlement or damages collected in your case.
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