Lawmakers in New York want to put an end to the “Tide Pod Challenge” that recently swept the Internet, and they’re looking to do it through regulation that would force Tide’s parent company, Procter & Gamble, to redesign their laundry packs and improve their packaging.
Clearly unfamiliar with what the “Tide Pod Challenge” actually is, legislators are concerned that children are eating the laundry packs because they’re mistaking them for candy, rather than being challenged to consume the orange-and-blue plastic packets by strangers on the internet.
Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and Sen. Brad Hoylman gave an impassioned speech on the issue Tuesday during the legislative session.
“We want to make sure these poisonings are prevented. It’s easy. All we have to make sure is that public safety trumps their profits,” they said. “We’re asking for all laundry detergent pods to be uniform in color. We don’t need them to look like Gummy Bears in order for consumers to use them,” Hoylman continued.
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