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(MyFox Twin Cities)   Laundry detergent pods could explode in your child's throat, assuming you were an inattentive enough parent to allow your child to find and swallow a detergent pod   (myfoxtwincities.com) divider line 87
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2014-08-11 02:26:18 PM  
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Put down the detergent pod, HAL.
 
2014-08-11 02:43:59 PM  
Wow, who knew that you should keep cleaning chemicals out of the reach of kids. Wow... learn something new everyday.

Message to self. When you have the toddler do laundry, put the detergent in for them. They tend to get distracted by the colors.
 
2014-08-11 02:54:45 PM  
How the fark do you let you 13-month-old get a hold of toxic chemicals?!

I'm sure we'll see little Zoe in the news next month as she goes for some Pinesol apple juice in that container under the sink.
 
2014-08-11 03:03:15 PM  
Kids these days are so lazy, can't even be bothered to eat bulk laundry detergent.

What do these pods save you a second and a half of laundry time?
 
2014-08-11 03:10:15 PM  

EvilEgg: Kids these days are so lazy, can't even be bothered to eat bulk laundry detergent.

What do these pods save you a second and a half of laundry time?


I don't use them but really their saving grace is not using too much detergent which is a common waste.
 
2014-08-11 03:10:33 PM  
Dishwasher pods are also toxic, but for some reason poison control doesn't see the same number of poisoning cases from these.

The dishwasher pods don't have the same jolly, candy-like appearance.
 
2014-08-11 03:11:01 PM  
I like to call them Darwin Packets
 
2014-08-11 03:11:43 PM  
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2014-08-11 03:13:11 PM  

zamboni: Wow, who knew that you should keep cleaning chemicals out of the reach of kids. Wow... learn something new everyday.

Message to self. When you have the toddler do laundry, put the detergent in for them. They tend to get distracted by the colors.


Thanks for breaking this down; I've put it on all the parenting message boards in the area.  I'm sure all the rest of the parents around here will be as surprised as you and I were.  Eating cleaning chemicals is bad for kids... got it! I think we've all dodged a bullet with this PSA flying around.
 
2014-08-11 03:13:25 PM  
hate to sound cruel but parents stupid enough to allow this shiat in reach of kids shouldn't have been allowed to reproduce in the first place.  Just Darwin skimming the gene pool, please put on protection and don't reproduce again.  Thanks for playing the game of life, where not everybody is entitled to win
 
2014-08-11 03:14:19 PM  
DUH!!!!

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www.dnaftb.org
 
2014-08-11 03:14:55 PM  
They do sort of look like yummy candy. Bright colors, a gummy casing, the whole thing. What's worse is that some of them even come in these brightly-colored boxes that look almost intended for children, even though they aren't.
 
2014-08-11 03:15:20 PM  

EvilEgg: Kids these days are so lazy, can't even be bothered to eat bulk laundry detergent.

What do these pods save you a second and a half of laundry time?


They save space in my recycling tub since they come in pouches instead of jugs.
I'm not constantly scrubbing dried detergent off the dryer because my wife has the pouring coordination of a cross-eyed lemur.
We go through less detergent.
They're a lot easier to store in bulk than huge jug, so we can buy more when they're on sale.
 
2014-08-11 03:16:40 PM  
Ok, so if I don't use a condom or a morning after pill or an abortion or kick her down the stairs, it's nice to know there's another option.
 
2014-08-11 03:17:15 PM  
The white laundry detergent pod would make a perfect little pillow for my Dolly's bed.
 
2014-08-11 03:19:00 PM  
How about child resistant packaging?
 
2014-08-11 03:19:11 PM  

menschenfresser: They do sort of look like yummy candy. Bright colors, a gummy casing, the whole thing. What's worse is that some of them even come in these brightly-colored boxes that look almost intended for children, even though they aren't.


My prior sarcasm aside, those totally do look like gummy candy.
 
2014-08-11 03:20:02 PM  
How is babby cleansed?
 
2014-08-11 03:20:08 PM  
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How long has it been since you've seen Mr. Yuk stickers? They vanished right about the time kids started Darwin's Rampage
 
2014-08-11 03:20:44 PM  
"Now THIS is pod poisoning!!"

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2014-08-11 03:20:49 PM  

probesport: EvilEgg: Kids these days are so lazy, can't even be bothered to eat bulk laundry detergent.

What do these pods save you a second and a half of laundry time?

I don't use them but really their saving grace is not using too much detergent which is a common waste.


However the pods are considerably more expensive to start with. Pods are (quick google....) $18 for 72 loads, liquid is $10 for 64 loads. You would have to be using 60% too much of the liquid before you would break even.
 
2014-08-11 03:23:07 PM  

ChaosStar: EvilEgg: Kids these days are so lazy, can't even be bothered to eat bulk laundry detergent.

What do these pods save you a second and a half of laundry time?

They save space in my recycling tub since they come in pouches instead of jugs.
I'm not constantly scrubbing dried detergent off the dryer because my wife has the pouring coordination of a cross-eyed lemur.
We go through less detergent.
They're a lot easier to store in bulk than huge jug, so we can buy more when they're on sale.


How do you go through less detergent unless your wife is spilling liquid or powdered detergent everywhere?  Seems like these one-size-fits-all products are guaranteed to ensure that you use more detergent than necessary unless you always wash super-sized loads.
 
2014-08-11 03:23:51 PM  
This just in... don't let your kids drink bleach either, I just found out it could kill them!  Who knew they were selling us these deadly chemicals this whole time?

[cue grandma] I've been living in a fool's paradise!
 
2014-08-11 03:25:00 PM  
Last week we asked you which of the following objects are deadly poison and can kill your children?

Was it the deliciously fruit-scented teeting rings?

Or the deliciously fruit-scented candy?

Or the deliciously-scented laundry detergent with extra bleach?

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Well, it was a trick question. They are all made in in the same factory in China and they are all deadly poison. The candy contains lead, the plastic contains dangerous emulsifiers and plasticizers including Biphenol A, and the laundry detergent will clean out your gut flora and fauna unless you vomit it up. Ironically, it is this third option which is least deadly.


And now here is a word from Charles Darwin, the great biologist:

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I despair of the human race. Really, I do.

Although I have been dead many years myself,

they have never ceased to invent new ways to

kill themselves.Take these anti-innoculation people.

What a pack of baboons.

 
2014-08-11 03:25:00 PM  
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For fark's sake people, put the pods away.
 
2014-08-11 03:26:13 PM  
You know what I thought would taste nice and minty fresh when I was 6 years old?  Urinal cakes.  Even has the "cake" okay-to-eat name.  Did I every try one?  No.  I convinced Mark to try it and based on his report, I no longer thought a urinal cake was something one could eat.

And on that day, a little bit of me grew up.  But also, a small piece of me died.  The small piece that had thought cake was universally good food.  And Mark survived although he lost all ability to taste food.  As my best friend I looked after him through the years and together, mostly him, we won numerous weird food eating contests.  And for those of you who always wondered, Mark hold the record for eating the most 9 volt batteries.  Twelve.  Also, the paramedics said pumping his stomach would have been futile.
 
2014-08-11 03:27:01 PM  
Yeah, it doesn't take brains to breed, but the manufacturer is partly at fault. You'd have thought someone in Rand D or marketing would have noticed the pods look like candy and brought up the danger. After all; less kids=less laundry=less need for detergent. Cogito ergo study it on out now.
 
2014-08-11 03:28:46 PM  

ReverendJasen: This just in... don't let your kids drink bleach either, I just found out it could kill them!  Who knew they were selling us these deadly chemicals this whole time?

[cue grandma] I've been living in a fool's paradise!


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2014-08-11 03:31:53 PM  
When they came out with the Mr Yuk stickers, that is when parenting went to hell.
If we ever went into the laundry room where all the household chemicals were kept, we got a whipping.
With a farking switch.
And we didn't put weird shiat in our mouths.

Kids these days are being raised by pussies.
 
2014-08-11 03:32:20 PM  

scottydoesntknow: How the fark do you let you 13-month-old get a hold of toxic chemicals?!


I gotta tell ya, it can happen in the blink of an eye.  Those little carpet monsters can go from zero to emergency room in 0.0 seconds.  It's astounding.
 
2014-08-11 03:34:31 PM  
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Oblig?
 
2014-08-11 03:37:42 PM  

Schmerd1948: Yeah, it doesn't take brains to breed, but the manufacturer is partly at fault. You'd have thought someone in Rand D or marketing would have noticed the pods look like candy and brought up the danger. After all; less kids=less laundry=less need for detergent. Cogito ergo study it on out now.


Most sane parents put things  like detergent on a high shelf.  This isn't rocket science.
 
2014-08-11 03:39:49 PM  

menschenfresser: They do sort of look like yummy candy. Bright colors, a gummy casing, the whole thing. What's worse is that some of them even come in these brightly-colored boxes that look almost intended for children, even though they aren't.


That blue and orange one looks delicious.
 
2014-08-11 03:43:03 PM  
I gotta say, they are dangerous.  I don't even have kids, but I bought a bag of them a few weeks ago, and every night I got to run off some kids from my laundry room.  Its insane!
 
2014-08-11 03:46:25 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]

How long has it been since you've seen Mr. Yuk stickers? They vanished right about the time kids started Darwin's Rampage



The mental image of the electric plug shooting lighting bolts, knives and scissors flying through the air,  matches spontaneously combusting, and common household cleaning products morphing into devil heads stuck with me my entire childhood.  They should bring that back
 
2014-08-11 03:47:51 PM  

jaybeezey: menschenfresser: They do sort of look like yummy candy. Bright colors, a gummy casing, the whole thing. What's worse is that some of them even come in these brightly-colored boxes that look almost intended for children, even though they aren't.

That blue and orange one looks delicious.


The ones I use have that two-color wave thing and a big, bright blue button of... something on top over the wave. They look like miniature pieces of cake. I don't have kids, btw!
 
2014-08-11 03:49:08 PM  
Normally I'm with the Darwinists on this, but no, kids get into everything, and these DO look like candy. What's worse, I don't think there is really anything about them that indicates they're poison until you're already chewing or swallowing.. Swirls of candy colors, they often smell nice, they're soft and pleasant to the touch, I imagine they don't even burn the mouth until that soft outer coating is punctured or dissolved. There isn't anything about those pods that screams "poison" to any of the five senses.
 
2014-08-11 03:50:47 PM  

factoryconnection: zamboni: Wow, who knew that you should keep cleaning chemicals out of the reach of kids. Wow... learn something new everyday.

Message to self. When you have the toddler do laundry, put the detergent in for them. They tend to get distracted by the colors.

Thanks for breaking this down; I've put it on all the parenting message boards in the area.  I'm sure all the rest of the parents around here will be as surprised as you and I were.  Eating cleaning chemicals is bad for kids... got it! I think we've all dodged a bullet with this PSA flying around.


I was afraid that I might sound too snarky and/or insensitive. I do feel sick for the little girl and any others who have had this happen. That said... that's being a parent. You have to keep the dangerous crap away. It's hard, and if you can't handle it, perhaps you shouldn't have chosen to be parents. Dude, she's thirteen months old. If you give two craps about her, put toxic chemicals out of her reach. You didn't do that. And now you are looking to hit the lawsuit lottery. You haven't said it... but it's coming. Oh,
by the way... you have a daughter.

Now I sound snarky.
 
2014-08-11 03:51:32 PM  
Laundry detergent pods could explode in your child's throat....

But in adult's throat, they are completely safe.

/sheesh
 
2014-08-11 03:55:02 PM  

Shazam999: Schmerd1948: Yeah, it doesn't take brains to breed, but the manufacturer is partly at fault. You'd have thought someone in Rand D or marketing would have noticed the pods look like candy and brought up the danger. After all; less kids=less laundry=less need for detergent. Cogito ergo study it on out now.

Most sane parents put things  like detergent on a high shelf.  This isn't rocket science.


I wonder if there's some correlation with the laundry "pedestals" that are convenient, floor-level, easy to open storage drawers?  And main-level or bedroom-level laundry rooms?

When I was a kid, the laundry machines sat on the floor.  In the basement.  With the spiders.  And we weren't stupid enough to put soap in our mouths (except for when we used swears, and our mothers did it for us).
 
2014-08-11 03:55:22 PM  
This is why you should always store your children in a secure air tight container.
 
2014-08-11 03:58:23 PM  

Civchic: Shazam999: Schmerd1948: Yeah, it doesn't take brains to breed, but the manufacturer is partly at fault. You'd have thought someone in Rand D or marketing would have noticed the pods look like candy and brought up the danger. After all; less kids=less laundry=less need for detergent. Cogito ergo study it on out now.

Most sane parents put things  like detergent on a high shelf.  This isn't rocket science.

I wonder if there's some correlation with the laundry "pedestals" that are convenient, floor-level, easy to open storage drawers?  And main-level or bedroom-level laundry rooms?

When I was a kid, the laundry machines sat on the floor.  In the basement.  With the spiders.  And we weren't stupid enough to put soap in our mouths (except for when we used swears, and our mothers did it for us).


The soap used to smell inedible, these packets are nearly odorless.
 
2014-08-11 03:59:27 PM  
Child consumed  a laundry pod. Tide's fault.
Child consumed anti-freeze. Peak's fault.
Child consumed rat poison. Dcon's  fault.
Child pulls pot of scalding water off stove. Kenmore's fault.
Child drowns in bathtub.  Kohers' fault..

Personal . responsibility .
 
2014-08-11 04:00:08 PM  

ltdanman44: Smeggy Smurf: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]

How long has it been since you've seen Mr. Yuk stickers? They vanished right about the time kids started Darwin's Rampage


The mental image of the electric plug shooting lighting bolts, knives and scissors flying through the air,  matches spontaneously combusting, and common household cleaning products morphing into devil heads stuck with me my entire childhood.  They should bring that back


I have news for you: You got into your parents' stash.
 
2014-08-11 04:01:48 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Mr. Yuk stickers


Mr yuk is GREEEEEEEEN!
 
2014-08-11 04:02:22 PM  

EvilEgg: Civchic: Shazam999: Schmerd1948: Yeah, it doesn't take brains to breed, but the manufacturer is partly at fault. You'd have thought someone in Rand D or marketing would have noticed the pods look like candy and brought up the danger. After all; less kids=less laundry=less need for detergent. Cogito ergo study it on out now.

Most sane parents put things  like detergent on a high shelf.  This isn't rocket science.

I wonder if there's some correlation with the laundry "pedestals" that are convenient, floor-level, easy to open storage drawers?  And main-level or bedroom-level laundry rooms?

When I was a kid, the laundry machines sat on the floor.  In the basement.  With the spiders.  And we weren't stupid enough to put soap in our mouths (except for when we used swears, and our mothers did it for us).

The soap used to smell inedible, these packets are nearly odorless.


Actually, in all seriousness, you're right.  I bought a small bag of them when we rented a condo on vacation (less waste than a box of powder soap, and we packed the leftovers to bring home).  They're crazy expensive compared to the bulk stuff, so I don't buy them otherwise.

They were so pleasantly squishy and brightly coloured that even *I* had a positive, "that would taste good" feeling about them.  My 2-year-old, who takes bites out of the beach, would likely be one to sample them - which is why they were never ever ever in her reach.
 
2014-08-11 04:23:17 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: ltdanman44: Smeggy Smurf: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]

How long has it been since you've seen Mr. Yuk stickers? They vanished right about the time kids started Darwin's Rampage


The mental image of the electric plug shooting lighting bolts, knives and scissors flying through the air,  matches spontaneously combusting, and common household cleaning products morphing into devil heads stuck with me my entire childhood.  They should bring that back

I have news for you: You got into your parents' stash.



parents never had any stash.   Mother was 36 when she had me.
 
2014-08-11 04:24:34 PM  

Ivo Shandor: However the pods are considerably more expensive to start with. Pods are (quick google....) $18 for 72 loads, liquid is $10 for 64 loads. You would have to be using 60% too much of the liquid before you would break even.


I assure you most folks use WAY too much liquid.

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Like... 300% of the required amount. The pods are a farkton cleaner, easier, convenient, and an overall savings.  Finally, just think of the amount of money saved because stupid children never reach adulthood.
 
2014-08-11 04:26:06 PM  

ReverendJasen: This just in... don't let your kids drink bleach either, I just found out it could kill them!  Who knew they were selling us these deadly chemicals this whole time?


Pretty sure the issue is that these things are particularly attractive to children. Nobody let their kids eat them (or drink bleach). But like anything in life, sh*t can happen, no matter how hard you try.

I'm guessing you (and a lot of farkers here) have never had to take care of kids before, so here's the thing: the little spaztards, especially toddlers, can get into sh*t you thought was secured in no time flat. And while you're buttoning that down, they'll go off and immediately try to kill themselves in a different way. It's kind of amazing and they have the ability to teleport when you're not looking.
 
2014-08-11 04:27:34 PM  

Yogimus: The pods are a farkton cleaner, easier, convenient, and an overall savings.


If all those things were true they wouldn't sell them to you.
 
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