Toddler Dies After Eating Liquid Laundry Packet

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Poison control officials say a 7-month-old Florida boy has died after swallowing a liquid laundry packet.

The Florida Poison Information Center says this is the first death since the first reported exposure case in May 2012. The American Association of Poison Control Centers says national data for this year has not yet been compiled. However, this kind of poisoning death has not been reported in prior years.

Kissimmee police say the boy was taken from a shelter for abused women to the hospital Friday afternoon where he was pronounced dead.

Police declined to release further information citing the ongoing investigation. No charges have been filed. The Florida Department of Children and Families had prior history with the family of Michael Williams, but officials declined comment.

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