I had to check the calendar to make sure it wasn't April 1. There's an urgent recall of popular detergent pods in Missouri and the danger of serious injury is no joke.

This bulletin comes from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. This wide-reaching recall affects 8.2 million detergent pods from Proctor & Gamble and it's due to a problem with the packaging that could cause them to release and result in serious injury.

Here's the problem. The outer packaging is supposed to be child-resistant, but there's a flaw that can cause a tear making it accessible to young children who could ingest it and suffer serious consequences. Here are the affected pods that are very commonly sold in Missouri and most other states.

Consumer Product and Safety Commission
Consumer Product and Safety Commission

Here are all the affected products listed:

  • Gain Flings Original Tide Simply Pods Plus Oxi Boost
  • Gain Flings Moonlight Breeze Scent Tide Pods Clean Breeze Scent
  • Gain Flings Blissful Breeze Scent Tide Pods Free & Gentle
  • Gain Flings Spring Daydream Scent Tide Pods Oxi
  • Gain Flings Plus Ultra Oxi Tide Pods Ultra Oxi
  • Gain Flings Plus Odor Defense Ace Pods Clean Breeze
  • Tide Pods Original Ace Pods Spring Meadow
  • Tide Pods Spring Meadow Scent Ariel Pods Alpine Breeze
  • Tide Pods Light

If you learn that you have the affected products, you can transfer them to a child-resistant bag or contact Proctor & Gamble and they will send you one.

It's not known at this time if any of the defective bags have resulted in any injuries to children.

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