There are many pre-packaged soap products that are appealing and even  appetizing to young children. Bright colors, bold graphics, slick surfaces, small packets that can entice a small child to the point of eating the goods. These single dose packets used for cleaning clothes or dishes are designed for convenience, and not necessarily for safety. The goods look like candy often times.  In 2013 almost 10,000 children in the U.S. were exposed to the inner toxic substance of these packets. This is according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. The children’s  medical issues involved serious breathing difficulties, eye damage, and chemical burns. What should be done? While manufacturers hopefully re-evaluate packaging, adults who have children need to be aware of this problem and make sure they safely store away  these products so as not to be within the  reach of young children.