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Laundry Capsules alert

(17 Posts)
Icyalittle Fri 31-Jan-14 22:36:30

Oh yes there were wisewoman. I bought them from Mothercare, put them on my kitchen cupboards, ripped my gullible nails opening said cupboards because I kept forgetting about them, removed them and used elastic bands like everybody else.

absent Thu 12-Sep-13 19:16:53

I think the capsules are much more efficient than washing powder and never leave a residue. I just keep them out of the reach of small children even though I don't think they look anything like sweeties.

JessM Thu 12-Sep-13 19:12:45

Just silly all this antibacterial nonsense. We are covered in them and they keep us healthy. The only ones we need to worry about are food poisoning and noro.

wisewoman Thu 12-Sep-13 19:03:38

There were no cupboard locks in the seventies. We used to tie the handles together with string when babies were crawling about and exploring cupboards. Mark you, there weren't so many fancy cleaning products around then - just washing power, washing up liquid and bleach. We didn't have the modern obsesssion with bacteria! I see there is now a washing powder that will kill any bacteria in children's clothes. We just had basic hygiene in the seventies and the kids seemed healthier though no one followed them around with antibacterial sprays!

gracesmum Thu 12-Sep-13 12:07:20

I have just put all my cleaning things from under the sink - amazing how many bottles of rinse aid a person can have- in a box and put them in the garage as the little boys are coming for 4 days. Likewise, loo cleaner no longer on the floor beside loo , nothing in base unit cupboards in bathroom worse than shampoo, but I hadnt thought ab ut the loo rim thngy so that's going out right nw.
Did anybody else ever try tasting their fruity shampoo in their misspent youth? I learned my lesson very quickly!

Nelliemoser Thu 12-Sep-13 10:53:59

These wretched things look very tempting, as do dishwasher tablets. They are wrapped up like sweets.

Penstemmon Thu 12-Sep-13 10:23:09

Never had child locks..were they available in the 70s?? I just swapped cupboards over and put plastic stuff under the sink and cleaning stuff in a cupboard on the wall...simples! I now keep washing stuff in a poncy tin which says 'washing' on it on a shelf above the washing machine! I do have cleaning stuff under the sink in the kitchen now and have to supervise baby grandson closely if he is ever in the kitchen.

whenim64 Thu 12-Sep-13 10:16:08

Yes, we had catches on all the kitchen doors, as they do for my grandchildren's safety now. Young parents seem to be as knowledgeable about toxic cleaning materials as we were, so what's happening for children to be getting hold of laundry capsules?

Movedalot Thu 12-Sep-13 09:55:01

I agree with Nina, we had child locks on all the doors of cupboards which contained anything the children shouldn't get at. Not everything is someone else's responsibility!

ninathenana Thu 12-Sep-13 09:51:46

Did any of you ever store cleaning/washing products in a cupboard accessible to children ? I very much doubt it.
Whilst I agree it's tragic if a child is harmed by these, and yes it's daft to make them in this form. How are the children getting hold if them ???

Grannyknot Thu 12-Sep-13 09:07:51

j08 that blob thingy stuck to the inside bowl frightened my friend's 3 year old when he saw it in the loo, and he wouldn't do a wee. Made me wonder whether it had something to do with the ads you sometimes see where toilet germs etc are portrayed as "green glob monsters".

vampirequeen Thu 12-Sep-13 08:39:42

Unfortunately we've brought this on ourselves because we're so gullible. We've allowed ourselves to expect cleaning products to be specific colours and have specific scents. I prefer products that look and smell like chemicals rather than fruit or sweets but I know I'm odd.

j08 Thu 12-Sep-13 08:28:36

You would never think of that would you? Horrible.

Another thing that looks dangerous to me are the blobs of gel you squeeze directly onto the inside of the toilet bowl. That too looks just like a sweetie.

Nelliemoser Thu 12-Sep-13 07:36:13

Whoops Another double post!

Nelliemoser Thu 12-Sep-13 07:35:00

Oh for heavens sake why design a chemical that looks just like sweeties that is just asking for trouble and they are probably far more expensive than a packet of powder. More gimmicky selling.

Nelliemoser Thu 12-Sep-13 07:35:00

Oh for heavens sake why design a chemical that looks just like sweeties that is just asking for trouble and they are probably far more expensive than a packet of powder. More gimmicky selling.

JessM Thu 12-Sep-13 06:48:11

Children getting poisoned by those laundry capsules that look like giant sweeties. Lock em away, or even better, stop buying the darn things and choose a cheaper and safer form of detergent.