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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Over 100 accidental ingestions of Colgate-Palmolive’s multi-use cleaner Fabuloso have prompted an article in the journal Pediatrics. Those who drank the cleaning product (40% of whom are over 12), presumably did so because it’s sold in a color and packaging that resembles a sports drink. In honor of their 100th accidental poisoning, Colgate-Palmolive has decided to redo the Fabuloso label to more clearly indicate the product’s intended use. The company has also added a child safety cap, but has yet to change the color or smell of the product. Changes to the bottle shape are “under consideration.”

Fabuloso: A Cleaning Product That Tastes and Smells Good Enough to Drink (Pediatrics)
[ Full story : NYT ]

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