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

<blockquote><b>Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:</b>" 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:"</blockquote>




:!: this. My Dd would have to manage to get into the laundry room, get the step ladder, climb on top of the washing machine and reach up to get the bag of pods.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
18th Mar '13

...what? Why would it be Tide's fault? Yeah, it would be useful if they had childproof containers but it isn't the company's fault. That kind of thing happens. It should be kept away from children but accidents DO happen...it doesn't mean you should sue the company over it.

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6465 posts
18th Mar '13

Parent's fault. It's common sense to keep laundry detergent, soaps, and other cleaning products out of reach of children.

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30858 posts
status 18th Mar '13

Of course it is Tide's fault. How dare they make a product that resembles candy and how dare the put in reach of a child. *shakes finger*

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

What about pills? Those often resemble candy. Some aren't even in child-proof containers. My Diurex simply twists open.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
18th Mar '13

not tide's fault.
I mean are they going to get rid of ALL the products like this then?? Dishwasher ones, purex... everything?



My kids have never gotten into any of them. I have the pods for the dishwasher and purex ones for the wash.
Parents need to start PARENTING and quit being stupid a*****es and blaming everyone else for THEIR mistakes.

mom2hailey&leah&aria 3 kids; Florida 1280 posts
18th Mar '13

This is not Tides fault! I use tide pods but they are placed on a shelf way above the washer and dryer. It is the parents job to place harmful objects and substances out of reach from their kids. This is like saying windex is at fault if a kid drinks it beacuse it looks like koolaid.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
18th Mar '13

Its 100% the kids parents fault. Sure shit happens kids get into stuff we do need to pee once in a while and run to the laundry room etc....real quick and take our eyes off of our wee ones.

But they should have not been anywhere where the c hild could get them or put a chair to get them and so on. And I do not think they look like candy at all. lol I use them all the time.

If a parent is going to leave stuff out for the kids to see it then they should either pay more attention or teach th ekids to not touch without asking first. And for super small ones its just easier to watch them all the time ot keep it away and out of sight.

~Julie Blue Eyes~ 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6051 posts
status 18th Mar '13

Okay, OP, we ARE talking about sue happy 'America here. Remember the dumb lady that sued McD's...because her coffee was too hot and she was driving with it between her legs, so when it "sloshed" around, she got burned? She WON that case, sadly. McD's was then required to print on their coffee cups, that it was hot.



ANYTHING to make a fast buck and our court systems can be such a joke, that people have taken notice of the amount of absurdity, so they try to exploit it.



Blame, blame, blame... anyone...but yourself*.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30523 posts
18th Mar '13

It ALWAYS pisses me off when shit happens where the parents blame a product for their child's injuries when it is their fault they didn't watch their child appropriately.

Sweetie Pie™ 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 5264 posts
18th Mar '13

I honestly don't think Tide Pods look like candy. lol. Regardless it's the parents responsibility to keep the children and chemicals away from each other. It's not rocket science. We have a child lock on our cabinets underneath our sink where all of our cleaning chemicals go.