Laundry manufacturers had earlier been forced to make boxes for the pods so secure, amid warnings their bright colors could convince young children they are candy.
Memes have erupted all over social media. In some cases, the detergent could even migrate to the lungs, causing breathing problems. "No one should be putting anything like that in their mouths, you know?"
"A government watchdog is expressing concern over the risky misuse of a laundry detergent", CBS News reported on 12 January.