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Cast Your Vote:

    • Tide is at fault -- Votes: 1
    • Parents are at fault -- Votes: 65
    • They both are at fault -- Votes: 7
Tide pods look like candy Nicole Mclovin 3 kids; Colorado 2784 posts
18th Mar '13

http://m.9news.com/usworld/article?a=324641&f=3976




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?

*021013* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; xxx, OH, United States 3816 posts
18th Mar '13

Some parents are just stupid and irresponsible

Little Bit's Momma Due October 21 (boy); 33 kids; North Richland Hills, Texas 7479 posts
18th Mar '13

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

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
18th Mar '13

I say parents.



1. My cleaning products are out of reach of my 4 year old.
2. I watch my kid

ElleBelle (31 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 21391 posts
18th Mar '13

First off, who keeps laundry stuff within reach of a toddler?! Second off, it is not tides fault

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
18th Mar '13

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.

BrittanieY 18 kids; South Carolina 16634 posts
18th Mar '13

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.

Nicole Mclovin 3 kids; Colorado 2784 posts
18th Mar '13

I can't believe there has been over 6 thousand cases in one year of toddlers eating pods! People watch your children!

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
18th Mar '13

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.

Bonnie Beaver♥ TTC since Jan 2014; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18185 posts
18th Mar '13

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:

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
18th Mar '13
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.

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4617 posts
status 18th Mar '13

Its the parents not Tide's responsibility to keep stuff like that out of the reach of their children.

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 20273 posts
18th Mar '13
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.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
18th Mar '13

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.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
18th Mar '13

Keep it out of reach of your child, and then try watching your child so they don't have a chance to get at it. Durrrr.



Not Tides fault.