Cast Your Vote:
- Tide is at fault -- Votes: 1
- Parents are at fault -- Votes: 65
- They both are at fault -- Votes: 7
A toddler eats tide pods mistaking them for candy and becomes ill.
Everyone wants to blame tide for making pods look irresistible to toddlers, by isn't our job as parents to make sure our children don't have access to cleaning products.
Who's at fault and should tide have to make child proof containers?
Some parents are just stupid and irresponsible
I dont think it's Tides fault. It should be put up where children cant get them. I'm sure it says on the packaging "keep away from children"
It's absolutely the parents job to make sure they are getting into cleaning products
I say parents.
1. My cleaning products are out of reach of my 4 year old.
2. I watch my kid
First off, who keeps laundry stuff within reach of a toddler?! Second off, it is not tides fault
I don't think it's anyone's fault. My daughter is still officially a toddler and you'd be surprised what she can get into. Even when you put it up high. It's not just Tide pods that children have eaten. Kids drink cleaners too. It's a curiosity. We just need to try to educate our children on the danger.
I do not believe that it is Tide's fault.
Kids put crap in their mouths, regardless of it's appearance. It could have a big skull on it with flames and the kid would still lick it without a second glance.
The parents need to place toxic substances in a safer spot and explain to their kid why not to eat strange things.
I can't believe there has been over 6 thousand cases in one year of toddlers eating pods! People watch your children!
Just like the moron parents that placed their babies in the bumbo seats on elevated surfaces then get all sue happy when their child falls off. Parents are at fault. Hide that shit and watch your child.
I keep my pods on a shelf above the washer and dryer where my toddler can't reach.
I remember I dropped one and he got it really fast and just threw it at our cat. :lol:
Quoting Nicole Mclovin:" I can't believe there has been over 6 thousand cases in one year of toddlers eating pods! People watch your children!"
Why just Tide? I have Cascade action packs for my dishwasher that are exactly the same.
Its the parents not Tide's responsibility to keep stuff like that out of the reach of their children.
Quoting :*:CHRiSTiNe:*::" Just like the moron parents that placed their babies in the bumbo seats on elevated surfaces then get ... [snip!] ... elevated surfaces then get all sue happy when their child falls off. Parents are at fault. Hide that shit and watch your child."
!! This was going to be my example! LOL how anyone can blame the manufacturer in these cases, I will NEVER understand. Yes kids climb, and do crazy things, because you can't watch them 24/7 but you learn to adapt. You put child locks on the cabinets (some kids can even open those too, yes I know), and if it comes to it you double child lock it to buy you some time if you hear the kid messing with them. I mean some people are going to be like "That's too much effort to go through when I want to get to something"...and those are probably the same people who are surprised when their kid eats cleaning products. I think the responsibility lies soley with the parents. I'd NEVER blame someone else for something like that.
I don't think those things look like candy to begin with. Parents should keep the detergent out of their kids' reach. I do. My 11 year old can barely reach the laundry detergent right now. I've never had a child come close to eating laundry detergent, or the dish detergent pods that look very similar to these Tide ones.