You may or may have not heard about this, but it is all over the news today! Washington Poison Control keeps getting calls bout children ingesting Tide PODS. It hadn't occurred to me what could happen having these in your home!
Yes, these are a new product and I know many people have been trying them out. If you look at the picture above maybe you will see what I see. The Tide PODS container looks like a candy jar or a cookie jar something so many children are used to. Not only that, but look at the individual Tide PODS.
|Image Courtesy of Tide|
These PODS can be VERY toxic to children since they aren't like normal detergents. These PODS can be 2x to 4x as strong of a concentrate as normal laundry detergent is which is how they make the packages so small n comparison to how much you pour in for powdered or liquid detergents.
P&G has announced that they WILL be creating a new lid for the Tide PODS that will have an additional latch on it to help aid in preventing children from being able to get into the containers. I think that it is great that they are doing this and are saying that it will be out in the next couple of weeks.
However, I also want to urge that it isn't completely P&G's problem. Put these products up high and away from children so that they are not tempted to try to play or eat these products! I know you wouldn't let your kid play with pesticides or drain cleaner so why give them to chance to play with these?
Be safe and keep your kids safe. Now that I have said my two cents, What do you think about all of this?