Friday, February 9, 2018

Tide Pods On the Menu?

A Couple of "well meaning" lawmakers in New York have introduced legislation to require makers if detergent pods such as Tide to wrap each pod with a warning in order to make them less attractive so teens would stop eating them.
They also wrote a letter to Proctor and Gamble asking them to make their product safer.  These two lawmakers state “We’re asking for all laundry detergent pods to be uniform in color. We don’t need them to look like Gummy Bears in order for consumers to use them,” Hoylman added. “We need to impose clear warning labels on all packaging, including each pod.”
Meanwhile proctor and Gamble say they do no intend to stop making the product.  They urge that the pods be used as intended and that is to wash clothes.
Aren't teenagers old enough to know better and what good would it do to label the pods differently?

In a statement released by the company last month, CEO David Taylor said, “As a father, seeing recent examples of young people intentionally take part in self-harming challenges like ingesting large amounts of cinnamon or the so-called ‘Tide Pods Challenge’ is extremely concerning.”