It's not hard to see why some kids might mistake concentrated laundry detergent pods, which are relatively new on the market, for delicious candy. Almost 3,000 kids have eaten them and suffered vomiting, diarrhea and other ailments as a result. I saw a few articles over the weekend warning parents to keep them out of kids' reach and wanted to spread the word.
These Pods by Tide are just one example. Several manufacturers make a similar product.
• New York Times
• Health on Today