Lawmakers call for new packaging for laundry pods – will this stop kids from eating them??

February 6, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

According to the Associated Press – two NYS Lawmakers are calling for a state law which would require new packaging for laundry detergent pods following the trend of people eating the toxic items.

They are New York City lawmakers – State Senator, Brad Hoylman (D) and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D).


They say the state could lessen the risk of poisonings by prohibiting packaging that makes the pods look like candy.

You’ve probably heard by now about the “Tide Pods challenge”  – an internet trend showing people putting small laundry detergent pods in their mouths and posting videos eating them. This often results in hospitalization because, well they’re not food, they are laundry detergent.  Proctor and Gamble, which owns Tide, recently launched a campaign to warn people away from eating the pods.

So here’s what I’m wondering – if these kids are purposely taking the Tide Pods challenge – will new packaging stop this? And for folks who do not put them high and away from small children – will new packaging stop accidental poisoning?



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