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(MSNBC)   Kids confusing detergent packs for candy ending up sick even quicker, yet have the whitest whites and the brightest colors   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 74
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2012-05-25 09:01:42 AM  
No surprise here. They look tasty.
 
2012-05-25 09:05:18 AM  

lomnoir: An unemployed Principal Skinner frowns on these shenanigans.

/Obscure?


I was born a nogoodnik, and I'll die a nogoodnik!

/These ladies are so naked they aren't even wearing a smile!

//Tanzarian

///like a certain painter from a certain book...

////OK, I'll stop, but it was "Bluebeard" by Kurt Vonnegut.

//Damn, your kids are stupid.
 
2012-05-25 09:06:45 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Ugh, I feel dirty now. That wasn't worth the Gain.


I'm glad it finally began to Dawn on you, Mr. Clean.
 
2012-05-25 09:07:41 AM  

skinink: Did the small kids find the detergent laying next to the chainsaw and machetti the parents left within reach?


WTF is a machetti, smart guy?
 
2012-05-25 09:15:44 AM  
I ate chapstick, muppets bubble gum toothpaste, etc.
 
2012-05-25 09:22:00 AM  

octopied: You'd think the taste would tip even a small child off.


By the time you taste the inside, it is too late.
 
2012-05-25 09:26:53 AM  
I saw a hyperconcerned video about this "epidemic" on television last night, complete with a woman and her detergent-gobbling child. Mom's Weeners was "You don't think about childproofing your laundry detergent!" My husband and I looked at each other with a "WHAT?!" expression. Who _doesn't_ childproof their cleaning chemicals when they have a small child in the house? I actually use those Tide pods because they're quite convenient when you're carrying clothes to a communal laundry room, but we keep ours on a high shelf. In fact, there's a pictogram on the detergent label, in case people are too stupid to read, reminding them to not let the kids get into the detergent.

I just wish that in cases like this, it was the parents who got the vomiting and diarrhea instead of the little kids.
 
2012-05-25 09:30:30 AM  

assjuice: skinink: Did the small kids find the detergent laying next to the chainsaw and machetti the parents left within reach?

WTF is a machetti, smart guy?


A machetti is-a what you serve when-a da pope he a-come ovah for dinnah, eh Tony?
 
2012-05-25 09:37:20 AM  

goatleggedfellow: Parents who leave bite-size detergent packages within the reach of an infant could do with having fewer children. Self-solving problem.


Done! I do not get what the issue is. I had iron pills, anti-acid pills, etc that look like candy too, I do not keep them where little kids would grab them. America is functionally retarded.
 
2012-05-25 09:52:03 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

1.bp.blogspot.com

FTA: "We're not quite sure why it's happening..."

Yeah, me either, Doc. Totally flummoxed without that PHD...
 
2012-05-25 10:20:47 AM  
You know what I never see anymore?
A great big freaking skull and crossbones on a package to let the pre-literate know that you shouldn't eat it.
Though i suppose my son might think it means "Contains Pirates"
But seriously, is it considered bad marketing to remind people that your product is, in fact a chemical that is dangerous if used incorrectly?
 
2012-05-25 10:22:48 AM  

Colour_out_of_Space: You know what I never see anymore?
A great big freaking skull and crossbones on a package to let the pre-literate know that you shouldn't eat it.
Though i suppose my son might think it means "Contains Pirates"
But seriously, is it considered bad marketing to remind people that your product is, in fact a chemical that is dangerous if used incorrectly?


i think only drano and liquid plumber have that on the label.
 
2012-05-25 10:23:48 AM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Though i suppose my son might think it means "Contains Pirates"


Product is 77% Pirates by volume.
 
2012-05-25 10:24:31 AM  
The real tragedy here is that they are using the song "Pop Goes The World"
to market this stuff on TV ( in Canada anyway)
 
2012-05-25 10:28:02 AM  

StarshipAngel: Yuk


www.feistees.com

Schools used to give these out all the time, what happened to that?

Besides, we all know Comet is where it's at.

Comet - it makes your teeth turn green;
Comet - it tastes like gasoline;
Comet - it makes you vomit;
So take some Comet and vomit today!
 
2012-05-25 10:29:37 AM  
So this became a problem when laundry detergent started using them, even though it wasn't issue for dishwashing detergent?

Whatever happened to Mr. Yuk? Oh I forgot, the trial lawyers and risk management killed him off because he didn't have warning labels on it saying "DO NOT EAT MR YUK STICKERS"

Like a previous poster said, we've come a long way now that MILK has to be labeled with:
1) It's name "MILK"
2) It's ingredients: "MILK"
3) The new allergen warning label: "Contains MILK"

I'm surprised that cell phone manufacturers haven't been forced to add this to reduce people texting while driving:
"Are you Driving? Yes No"
"Are you sure? yes no"
"Are you really sure? yes no"

Personal responsibility is gone. Yes, I agree that the labels about what other foods are processed with is probably needed (although if you have such a severe food allergy that if your chocolate bar was even in the same air space as a nut you will die, then perhaps you should only eat foods you prepare yourself), these other labels/warnings are getting ridiculous.
 
2012-05-25 10:29:41 AM  
Quicker?
 
2012-05-25 10:32:51 AM  
Here we go.
img26.imageshack.us

Make 'em look like poop.
That solves if for most, about half of a few kids anyway.
 
2012-05-25 11:38:32 AM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Make 'em look like poop.


No one wants to clean their dishes with raw sewage, though.

Still, I'm going with "galacticly bad product design," here.

I confess, even I have to do a double-take when I see these damn things. They do look appetizing. I know better, of course, but it still doesn't change how they look. Really, the reason that this is happening should be pretty painfully frikkin obvious.
 
2012-05-25 12:21:47 PM  
What did Carlin say about the kid who eats the most marbles?

They don't grow up to have dumbass marble eating kids.
 
2012-05-25 12:41:37 PM  
So, having swallowed that much soap, does the kid get a free ride on swearing later in life?
 
2012-05-25 02:12:44 PM  

Endive Wombat: TommyymmoT: media.shopwell.com

I've heard more than just a few stories of people buying a can of this stuff, thinking there was fried chicken inside.

are you farking serious?


Absolutely. There are alot of recent immigrants, and non English speakers in NYC.
A friend of mine that owns a store in Brooklyn tells me it happenes every few few months, and that he sometimes warns them.

I recall a few years back, a politician pushing for funds for English as a second language courses was using that specific example.
 
2012-05-25 04:17:37 PM  

Joce678: Couldn't the manufacturers make them taste really, REALLY bad? Just a thought.

Then again ... one of my nieces drank some bleach. I can't imagine anything much nastier than that but it didn't stop her.


Bleach, you say? How bored was she?

fyffest.com
 
2012-05-26 05:33:39 PM  

moothemagiccow: [s3files.core77.com image 468x392]

These look farking delicious


Pepsi makes laundry detergent now?
 
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