Thanks, Michelle Obama! You and your husband took away all their yummy treats, so now kids have to look to shiny, pretty packets for food. We have a mutiny on our hands and it’s making our children ill.
The big, hard-hitting news of the day from The Washington Post:
Proctor & Gamble says it will change the design of packaging for its miniature laundry detergent product to deter children from eating the brightly colored packets that look like candy.
Procter & Gamble spokesman Paul Fox says the Cincinnati-based company plans to create a new double latch lid on tubs of Tide Pods “in the next couple of weeks.”
Doctors say children sometimes swallow the pods thinking they are edible. Nearly 250 cases have been reported to poison control centers this year — a fraction of the thousands of poisoning calls received every year. No deaths have been reported.
Some Twitter users are finding humor in the situation.
Remember, it cannot possibly be anyone’s fault. It must be the evil corporations. Nanny State to the rescue!
But, on a serious note, many are questioning how this could even happen.
And leave it to Twitter for common sense problem solving.
Parents, don’t let your kids eat detergent.
— Michael Kitzman (@mjkitzman) May 25, 2012