Month: February 2018

Lawmakers want to make Tide Pods less appetizing

ALBANY, NY – New York lawmakers want to require the companies behind detergent sachets like Tide Pods to individually wrap each sachet and change the colorful designs so that they are less appealing to children. The bill comes as children and teens grow concerned that children and teens are eating the packets, sometimes posting the […]

Make Tide Pods less appetizing? New York lawmakers want a design change for colorful packages

New York lawmakers and consumer groups want a bill that would make detergent packages safer. Joseph Spector, Albany Office ALBANY – New York lawmakers want to add detergent pouches such as Tide pods to other hazardous household products by requiring child-resistant packaging and clear labels as people eat the colorful pouches. The bill comes amid […]

Tide Pods confiscated from students at Steamboat School

Tide podsCourtesy STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Officials with the Steamboat Springs School District announced Tuesday that teachers at Strawberry Park Elementary School have confiscated pods of Tide laundry detergent from some students at the school. The Tide Pods recently made headlines after many children and teens chose to participate in the “Tide Pod Challenge,” in which […]

The Dangerous Tide Pod challenge continues to spread

STAMFORD – Do you have an appetite for Tide Pods? In the first half of January alone, the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) reported 39 cases of teens being exposed to detergent packets. Why? The Tide Pod Challenge has taken the teenage world by storm. What started as a meme about wanting to […]

‘Tidal pod challenge’ draws attention to home poisoning risks

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania — Following recent media and social media hype about the so-called “Tide pod challenge,” an expert from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is reminding people of the dangers of similar products in the housework. The “Tide pod challenge” is a phenomenon in which teenagers and young adults dare to place often […]

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