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Procter & Gamble says prices for Tide laundry products and personal care items will soon rise

The cost of laundry detergent will rise, according to Procter & Gamble Co., which announced additional price increases Wednesday along with its fiscal second-quarter results. “In mid-December, we announced to retailers that effective February 28, we are increasing prices on the rest of our Fabric Care portfolio, which includes Tide, Gain, Downy, Bounce and Unstopables […]

Procter & Gamble plans further price hikes for Tide and other products

Procter and Gamble Co. Pampers brand baby diapers are laid out for a photo taken in Hastings on Hudson, New York, U.S., Saturday, October 17, 2020. Tiffany Hagler Gear | Bloomberg | Getty Images Procter & Gamble is raising prices on more of its portfolio to protect its profit margins as raw material and freight […]

Laundry in space? P&G and NASA are testing a fully degradable tide

Tide, the detergent used by millions of people in the United States, wants to make moon laundries a thing. Parent company Procter & Gamble Co. is working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on a formula that can withstand off-planet conditions so astronauts can do laundry during missions. The first shipment made its way […]

Tide will design the first laundry detergent for space and begin stain removal testing on the International Space Station in 2022

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tide® signed a Space Act agreement with NASA to assist in the development of laundry detergent solutions and technology development in space. Under the agreement, NASA can test and study Tide cleaning solutions in space. The study could have potential implications for the planet, such as innovative solutions to resource and environmental challenges on […]

Why do people eat tide pods?

Photo: Samokhin Roman/Getty Images/iStockphoto All over the world, millennials are stopping to ask, in the manner of J. Alfred Prufrock: “Do I dare eat a Tide Pod?” As any adult with a half-functioning brain will tell you, the answer is no. Guess I should put this at the top: Under no circumstances eat the Tide […]

Tide Pod Challenge shouldn’t get politicians trying to outlaw stupidity

If modern America were to erect a statue in honor of a historical figure who most expresses the current zeitgeist, it couldn’t do better than Lothrop Withington, Jr. In 1939, the Harvard freshman bragged to his friends that he once swallowed a live fish. They bet him $10 that he couldn’t do it again, a […]

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 […]

Companies respond to the Tide Pod Challenge

You’ve probably heard of it – maybe even done it: the Tide pod challenge. When Tide and other detergent makers developed colorful, convenient pods designed to be tossed into washing machines and dishwashers, they didn’t expect teenagers to try to eat the products. But what was dubbed the Tide pod challenge quickly went viral, with […]

Don’t expect package design to change: NPR

Tide detergent pods, from Procter & Gamble, are seen in a Safeway store in Wheaton, Maryland, in 2015. The rate of poisonings in the so-called Tide Pods Challenge continues to grow. Gary Cameron/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Gary Cameron/Reuters Tide detergent pods, from Procter & Gamble, are seen in a Safeway store in Wheaton, Maryland, […]

Teens Still Eat Tide Capsules, But Don’t Expect a Product Overhaul

If you’ve never seen it, a Tide Pod looks like a small, rounded, white package with two separate swirls of blue and orange liquid. To be clear, a Tide Pod is a highly concentrated laundry detergent in a single packet, meant to dissolve in water and clean a single load of laundry. But these days, […]

Kids Got Sick From Eating Detergent Long Before The Tide Pod Challenge

There was the bucket challenge, the cinnamon challenge, and the dummy challenge. For weeks now, thanks to a Twitter prank gone wrong, we’ve also seen the “Tide Pod Challenge”, in which teenagers on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook try to eat a packet of highly concentrated laundry detergent – and film it. “How angry am I? […]

Why Do Teens Eat Tide Capsules? An 18th-century prison design could explain it

A version of this article originally appeared on The Conversation. Read the original article. An interesting and somewhat bizarre trend has recently appeared on the internet. The “Tide Pod Challenge” simply involves filming yourself biting down on a Tide Pod, a laundry detergent capsule, which some say looks like candy. Like many things on the […]

Brand Crisis Management: Responding to the Tide Pod Challenge

When Tide and other detergent makers developed colorful, convenient pods designed to be tossed into washing machines and dishwashers, they didn’t expect teenagers to try to eat them. But what was dubbed the Tide pod challenge quickly went viral, with teenagers posting videos of themselves spitting soap on social media. The American Association of Poison […]

blaming stupid millennials is the easy way out

An interesting and somewhat bizarre trend has recently appeared on the Internet. The “Tide Pod Challenge” is simply to film yourself biting down on a Tide Pod; a capsule of laundry detergent, which some say looks like candy. Like many things on the internet, the origins of the challenge are murky and unclear. Some date […]

Tide Pod Challenge injuries are rare in New Jersey, but state experts are concerned

Some internet trends, such as the Ice Bucket Challenge, do good by raising money for disease research. Others are trivial, like the Mannequin Challenge, in which everyone freezes in place for a video. Others, however, can do tremendous harm. Such a trend emerged this month with the Tide Pod Challenge. The so-called challenge involves making […]

Procter & Gamble CEO, Patriots star battling the Tide Pods Challenge

As more people fall ill from eating detergent pods, a manufacturer is speaking out in hopes of ending a viral challenge. David Taylor – the CEO of Procter & Gamble, the company that makes Tide detergent – posted on the P&G website that the Tide Pods Challenge is “no laughing matter.” “As a father, seeing […]

P&G CEO says company working to stop ‘Tide pod challenge’

Procter & Gamble says it’s working to stop the “Tide Pod Challenge,” a social media-fueled trend in which teens eat single-load packets of laundry detergent. The American Association of Poison Control Centers warned last week that it had seen an increase in the number of teenagers eating the detergent pods, which it says can cause […]

YouTube pulls videos from the Tide Pod Challenge – TechCrunch

People who do stupid things on the Internet are not news. Namely: The Tide Pod Challenge, in which YouTubers filmed themselves eating — or, we really hope, pretending to eat — laundry detergent pods. Why? Uh, because they are brightly colored?? We guess??????? Obviously, that’s the level of Darwin Awards silliness – given that the […]

Tide pod challenge videos deleted by YouTube

The risk of death isn’t enough to stop teens from eating packets of laundry detergent, so social media steps in. Teenagers are said to have taken part in the so-called ‘Tide Pod Challenge’, which involves recording themselves biting into washing machine pods and then uploading the videos online to go viral. Medical experts have warned […]

The Tide Pods food meme went too far – just look at all the detergent locked up

You know a meme has gone too far when people start sharing pictures of Tide Pods locked in their local store. Several retailers, including Walmart, Walgreens, Ralph’s and Food 4 Less, have locked Tide Pods in plastic blocks or behind glass doors, according to recent reports on social media. The protective measure was noticed when […]

Local Parents and Teens Respond to ‘Tide Pods Challenge’

YORK TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, PA – You’ve probably seen it circulating the internet. It’s called the ‘Tide Pods Challenge’, where teens challenge each other. YORK TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, PA – You’ve probably seen it circulating the internet. It’s called the “Tide Pods Challenge,” where teens challenge each other to eat laundry detergent pods and it […]

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