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One-year-old Alex Rohde’s family (from left), aunt Angie Eggert, mom Michelle Klienschmidt and grandma Cindy Hieb, talk about Alex’s condition at Sanford Hospital in downtown Fargo, N.D. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. CARRIE SNYDERS/FORUM NEWS SERVICE

Hitterdal child falls ill after chewing on single-load detergent packet

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Updated 10-02-2013 (11:36 am)

FARGO – A 1-year-old Hitterdal, Minn., boy is being treated at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo after chewing on a laundry detergent packet that his family believes had insufficient packaging to protect children.


Alexander Rohde remained in the hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Tuesday, where he had been since Saturday, the day he chewed on a Tide Pod, a small, individual detergent packet.

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