Toddlers Eating Laundry Detergent: Around

the United States, thousands of toddlers are eating single-use laundry detergent packets, thinking the

colorful nuggets are candy, reports

Because the detergent in the packets is so

concentrated, the children are experencing the symptoms of a stomach virus: vomiting, sleepiness and

trouble breathing.

Most of the 2,950 reported cases have resolved themselves naturally, but some of the

under-fives have had to be admitted to the hospital for breathing issues.

The Consumer Product Safety

Commission is aware of the cases, but isn't ready to yank the product from shelves just yet,