Detergent manufacturers were swift to respond to an article published in Pediatrics today describing thousands of toxic exposures to young children, most under age 3. Said a spokesperson, “We understand that our laundry pods resemble pacifiers, teething rings, candies, and other things that toddlers are supposed to put in their mouths. We are working closely with those industries to help them re-design their products so that they are less appealing to children. We feel that if candies, teething rings, etc. were to be sold in grays and browns and stored in childproof packaging, kids would quickly learn to distinguish them from our products. We appreciate your support as we work tirelessly to prevent childhood poisonings."