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(Orlando Sentinel)   Maybe they shouldn't make deadly laundry detergent pods that look like they came out of Candy Crush   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 171
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2013-08-15 12:35:33 PM  
Maybe parents should watch where they leave deadly chemicals.
 
2013-08-15 12:38:43 PM  
How else you gonna cull the herd ?
 
2013-08-15 12:39:29 PM  
Maybe you shouldn't leave deadly laundry detergent pods where a 7 month old can reach them.
 
2013-08-15 12:40:48 PM  
Mr. Yuck frowns upon your shenanigans.
 
2013-08-15 12:41:37 PM  
Maybe you should watch your 7 month old instead of smoking a kent 120 while yapping on your iphone
 
2013-08-15 12:42:13 PM  
If confirmed, his could be the first reported death in the nation tied to the detergent packets

Thank you, Florida.
 
2013-08-15 12:42:38 PM  

Molavian: Maybe you shouldn't leave deadly laundry detergent pods where a 7 month old can reach them.


This.

The pods suck anyway. I tried the things; half the time the plastic pod wouldn't dissolve all the way so there's be this little soggy mess inside the washer. Screw that stuff.
 
2013-08-15 12:43:00 PM  
Sounds like natural selection is working. Parents who lack the sense to lock up anything toxic when they have young children now have one less entry into the future gene pool. Everyone with any sense knows that little kids put anything they can find in their mouth.
 
2013-08-15 12:43:07 PM  
p.twimg.com
 
2013-08-15 12:43:54 PM  
Why are they handing out detergent samples for a dishwasher at a battered women shelter to begin with?
 
2013-08-15 12:44:53 PM  
Detergent pods should look like healthy carrot-sticks or something equally repellent to today's yard-apes.
 
2013-08-15 12:44:59 PM  
Because a 7 month old knows it "looks like candy"... instead of being a typical 7 month old and sticking EVERYTHING in their mouths.


/Companies will now be required to print "Not Candy - Place out of Reach of Children" on every single pod
// Someone WILL suggest this as a solution in a serious meeting and/or their lawyer will make the case that the company was negligent for NOT printing it on every pod.
 
2013-08-15 12:45:06 PM  
Kids are lightning fast.  You could sneeze and they've already downed the thing.  Maybe coat them with something that tastes awful.  Though, I can't imagine these taste very good anyway.
 
2013-08-15 12:45:59 PM  

Fizpez: Because a 7 month old knows it "looks like candy"... instead of being a typical 7 month old and sticking EVERYTHING in their mouths.


/Companies will now be required to print "Not Candy - Place out of Reach of Children" on every single pod
// Someone WILL suggest this as a solution in a serious meeting and/or their lawyer will make the case that the company was negligent for NOT printing it on every pod.


In all fairness,I doubt a 7 month old can read the warning.
 
2013-08-15 12:46:53 PM  

Bob The Nob: Kids are lightning fast.  You could sneeze and they've already downed the thing.  Maybe coat them with something that tastes awful.  Though, I can't imagine these taste very good anyway.


Coat them in something awful tasting....like what detergent?
 
2013-08-15 12:47:06 PM  

Bob The Nob: Kids are lightning fast.  You could sneeze and they've already downed the thing.  Maybe coat them with something that tastes awful.  Though, I can't imagine these taste very good anyway.


Not every death is a tragedy.
 
2013-08-15 12:47:35 PM  
CSB time. This is your fair warning.

I was a worker at a recent event held by my organization. Our committee organizer/lead handed out goodie bags. In the bag was chips, crackers, raisins, a few pens, and a mysterious blue powder in a ziploc baggie, unlabeled.

"Sweet, pixie dust. Looks like blue raspberry.." I said to her. After the most puzzled look, she said "DONT EAT THAT. Oh my god thats laundry detergent!"

I immediately asked her in what world it was a good idea to put laundry powder, unlabeled, in a bag full of food.

Some people are just dumb. Dumb people are dangerous. Me? I was just hungry.
 
2013-08-15 12:48:04 PM  

smoky2010: Fizpez: Because a 7 month old knows it "looks like candy"... instead of being a typical 7 month old and sticking EVERYTHING in their mouths.


/Companies will now be required to print "Not Candy - Place out of Reach of Children" on every single pod
// Someone WILL suggest this as a solution in a serious meeting and/or their lawyer will make the case that the company was negligent for NOT printing it on every pod.

In all fairness,I doubt a 7 month old can read the warning.


Oh I dont know, apparently they can read the ones on 5 gallon buckets that tell them not to drown themselves.
 
2013-08-15 12:48:21 PM  

Bob The Nob: Kids are lightning fast.  You could sneeze and they've already downed the thing.  Maybe coat them with something that tastes awful.  Though, I can't imagine these taste very good anyway.


If they were in a place a seven-month-old couldn't reach it wouldn't matter how fast the kid is.
 
2013-08-15 12:48:56 PM  
Think of how much the parents are going to save on college costs...
 
2013-08-15 12:48:56 PM  
Not excusing the parents here, but these things really do look like candy.

kvly.images.worldnow.com
 
2013-08-15 12:49:08 PM  

akula: Molavian: Maybe you shouldn't leave deadly laundry detergent pods where a 7 month old can reach them.

This.

The pods suck anyway. I tried the things; half the time the plastic pod wouldn't dissolve all the way so there's be this little soggy mess inside the washer. Screw that stuff.


I get decent results with the Finish brand placed on the bottom of the dishwasher.  Don't use that door flap thingy.  I used to use store-brand until we started getting better results with this brand.  My glasses aren't milky white anymore.  I didn't think it would make a difference, but it did.
 
2013-08-15 12:51:48 PM  
That's one more than died from Marijuana poisoning and they lock you up for posession of weed in most states....gee, I guess that pods will be banned next week, for the Children.

Next kid she's gonna leave with a burning candle and waterglass full of gasoline.
 
2013-08-15 12:51:51 PM  
You would practically have to feed the pod to a 7 month old. They don't have a lot of range. Most can barely sit up. Some may be crawling a bit, but many are just figuring out how to roll over. So where was this family storing their laundry detergent? In the baby's crib? Don't most people keep there detergent on a shelf or at least on top of the dryer so they don't have to bend down to pick it up every time they poop a load in?
Something smells fishy.
 
2013-08-15 12:53:59 PM  
Is this a good time to ask why it's so hard to pour the desired amount of detergent from a container into the cleaning machine of choice?
 
2013-08-15 12:54:03 PM  
i1.ytimg.com
Shucks, Spanky! Them candies I ate gave me bubble-burps (& green-orb farts)!
 
2013-08-15 12:54:58 PM  
delicious
 
2013-08-15 12:54:59 PM  

Wookie_Jesus: You would practically have to feed the pod to a 7 month old. They don't have a lot of range. Most can barely sit up. Some may be crawling a bit, but many are just figuring out how to roll over. So where was this family storing their laundry detergent? In the baby's crib? Don't most people keep there detergent on a shelf or at least on top of the dryer so they don't have to bend down to pick it up every time they poop a load in?
Something smells fishy.


Must have some good teeth for a 7 month old, too

/those things don't seem that fragile
 
2013-08-15 12:55:07 PM  
Durdaller said DCF has a prior history with Michael's family and are investigating the circumstances of his poisoning.
 
2013-08-15 12:56:24 PM  

smoky2010: Why are they handing out detergent samples for a dishwasher at a battered women shelter to begin with?


Cuz if biatch knew how to clean tha muthafrkkin house, biatch wouldn't be in tha muthafrkkin battered womens' shelter
 
2013-08-15 12:56:41 PM  

NutWrench: Not excusing the parents here, but these things really do look like candy.

[kvly.images.worldnow.com image 640x360]


www.candywarehouse.com
Best
candy
evar
 
2013-08-15 12:57:42 PM  
Something tells me that kid wasn't going to grow up to be an astronaut anyway.
 
2013-08-15 12:58:19 PM  

Carn: Is this a good time to ask why it's so hard to pour the desired amount of detergent from a container into the cleaning machine of choice?


Agreed.. Actually, we had a problem with our dishwasher a few months ago - it's relatively new, but the main board apparently shorted out and had to be replaced.  Anyways, the guy who was doing the service told us that most of these compressed/gel packs don't work as well as the plain powder stuff that comes in the boxes.  Something about solubility and dispersal..  We switched back to the powdered Cascade stuff and what do you know, he's right.  Powder stuff seems to work better.

..and it's cheaper.
 
2013-08-15 12:58:44 PM  
Shenanigans ...
 
GBB
2013-08-15 01:00:13 PM  
It clearly states both "do not eat" and "keep away from children"

Case Dismissed.
 
2013-08-15 01:00:32 PM  

Rapmaster2000: akula: Molavian: Maybe you shouldn't leave deadly laundry detergent pods where a 7 month old can reach them.

This.

The pods suck anyway. I tried the things; half the time the plastic pod wouldn't dissolve all the way so there's be this little soggy mess inside the washer. Screw that stuff.

I get decent results with the Finish brand placed on the bottom of the dishwasher.



We're big fans of the Finish thingies, too.  They work great in our dishwasher.
 
2013-08-15 01:00:38 PM  

akula: Molavian: Maybe you shouldn't leave deadly laundry detergent pods where a 7 month old can reach them.

This.

The pods suck anyway. I tried the things; half the time the plastic pod wouldn't dissolve all the way so there's be this little soggy mess inside the washer. Screw that stuff.


I bought some to have laundry detergent on a vacation and they rock.  I've used them ever since and have never experienced your trouble.  Np spills, no measuring, just toss one in and you're good to go.
 
2013-08-15 01:00:39 PM  
I'm not familiar with laundry pods, but I do use the Cascade pods for the dishwasher. They have an extremely powerful chemical/detergent smell...I can't imagine a child ingesting one, even with the temptation of pretty colors. Do the laundry pods have a more appealing scent?
 
2013-08-15 01:01:50 PM  

NutWrench: Not excusing the parents here, but these things really do look like candy.

[kvly.images.worldnow.com image 640x360]


They do, but a 7 month old wouldn't really know how to recognize candy either.  Kids that age just put things in their mouths, candy, detergent, toys, dead cockroaches, whatever they can get their hands on.
 
2013-08-15 01:01:57 PM  
7 month old infants don't know what candy looks like.  They put everything in their mouths.  But how could this not taste like crap?
 
2013-08-15 01:02:14 PM  
Maybe game makers shouldn't make Candy Crush.
 
2013-08-15 01:02:43 PM  
Well, I'll take part of that back.  If you are a bad parent, your 7 month old might already be introduced to the world of candy.
 
2013-08-15 01:03:19 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Wookie_Jesus: You would practically have to feed the pod to a 7 month old. They don't have a lot of range. Most can barely sit up. Some may be crawling a bit, but many are just figuring out how to roll over. So where was this family storing their laundry detergent? In the baby's crib? Don't most people keep there detergent on a shelf or at least on top of the dryer so they don't have to bend down to pick it up every time they poop a load in?
Something smells fishy.

Must have some good teeth for a 7 month old, too

/those things don't seem that fragile


In at least 1 case that I know of, the detergent isn't an actual tablet but compressed powder. So once the "plastic" dissolves in water/spit even a baby could swallow it.
 
2013-08-15 01:03:36 PM  

Oliver Twisted: Maybe game makers shouldn't make Candy Crush.


I agree but don't see how it's relevant.

/and stop calling me Shirley
 
2013-08-15 01:03:43 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Maybe parents should watch where they leave deadly chemicals.


Yep.
 
2013-08-15 01:04:01 PM  
Wtf is candy crush?
 
2013-08-15 01:05:24 PM  

WayToBlue: Wtf is candy crush?


A very addicting puzzle game from an incredibly greedy developer that tries to hard sell in-game microtransactions way too much.
 
2013-08-15 01:05:32 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Wookie_Jesus: You would practically have to feed the pod to a 7 month old. They don't have a lot of range. Most can barely sit up. Some may be crawling a bit, but many are just figuring out how to roll over. So where was this family storing their laundry detergent? In the baby's crib? Don't most people keep there detergent on a shelf or at least on top of the dryer so they don't have to bend down to pick it up every time they poop a load in?
Something smells fishy.

Must have some good teeth for a 7 month old, too

/those things don't seem that fragile


It sounded fishy to me too. Right up there with the mom that blogged about her toddler getting hit in Walmart.
 
2013-08-15 01:06:06 PM  

SirTanon: Carn: Is this a good time to ask why it's so hard to pour the desired amount of detergent from a container into the cleaning machine of choice?

Agreed.. Actually, we had a problem with our dishwasher a few months ago - it's relatively new, but the main board apparently shorted out and had to be replaced.  Anyways, the guy who was doing the service told us that most of these compressed/gel packs don't work as well as the plain powder stuff that comes in the boxes.  Something about solubility and dispersal..  We switched back to the powdered Cascade stuff and what do you know, he's right.  Powder stuff seems to work better.

..and it's cheaper.


And if you really want to get cheaper, make your own. 1 part washing soda, 1 part borax, a dash of oxiclean (or its generic equivalent), and add a packet of unsweetened koolaide (this is basically just pure citric acid) ad you have yourself cheap and effective dishwasher detergent. Add a teaspoon distilled vinegar in the finisher to help keep away water spots.

The best part is the same ingredients can also be used to make washing machine detergent. 2 cups of washing soda, 1 cup of borax, 1 cup of oxiclean, and 1 bar of grated Fels Naptha (scale as needed). I made a gallon of it last night and it will probably last me over a year.
 
2013-08-15 01:06:24 PM  
Looks like the parents are idiots for not keeping the laundry detergent where grabby little 7-month-old hands can't get it.
 
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