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(Mirror.co.uk)   Woman mistakenly gives grandson hand sanitizer after mistaking it for a food pouch   (mirror.co.uk) divider line
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2020-09-25 1:08:23 PM  
easy mistake.
All food comes from plastic dispensers,
any farmer can tell you that.
 
2020-09-25 1:36:18 PM  
To be fair, that does look like a pouch for a little kid. If mom sent a pouch of applesauce and this pouch of hand sanitizer along with the kid going to grandma's house, it's not hard to see why they were mixed up.
Stop dressing up cleaning products to look like food. Really.
 
2020-09-25 1:38:16 PM  
As one does.
 
2020-09-25 1:39:01 PM  

NewportBarGuy: As one does.


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OK, which asshole approved that packaging? Make them drink a whole case.
 
2020-09-25 1:53:46 PM  
Was she out of Tide pods?
 
2020-09-25 1:54:48 PM  
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"What is a food...pouch?"
 
2020-09-25 1:57:08 PM  
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2020-09-25 1:58:38 PM  
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2020-09-25 1:58:39 PM  
Apparently grandma never learned to read.
 
2020-09-25 2:00:38 PM  
This is the 21st century version of "Wash your mouth out with soap!"

//and, yes, that was a very poor choice for packaging
 
2020-09-25 2:01:12 PM  

NewportBarGuy: NewportBarGuy: As one does.

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OK, which asshole approved that packaging? Make them drink a whole case.


I mean, come on, doesn't everyone know the universal "Center is food, corner is poison" rule?

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And just wait until you see my next idea for "Mable's Rat Poison Tablets"... super easy to use...

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2020-09-25 2:02:23 PM  
 An 18 month old can't be expected to read, but what was the caretakers excuse? Didn't have her glasses?
 
2020-09-25 2:04:51 PM  
Hopefully subby is referring to the manufacturer with the fail tag.
 
2020-09-25 2:10:52 PM  
Still, little Timmy made many friends that day..
 
2020-09-25 2:13:03 PM  
the first mistake was in buying it.
 
2020-09-25 2:18:01 PM  

sxacho: Was she out of Tide pods?


I'll get the lights.
 
2020-09-25 2:22:59 PM  

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"What is a food...pouch?"


It's that thing on your neck, you old bat!
 
2020-09-25 2:28:09 PM  

dletter: NewportBarGuy: NewportBarGuy: As one does.

*clicks link*

OK, which asshole approved that packaging? Make them drink a whole case.

I mean, come on, doesn't everyone know the universal "Center is food, corner is poison" rule?

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And just wait until you see my next idea for "Mable's Rat Poison Tablets"... super easy to use...

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As long as you mark each one with a lowercase 'r', i don't see an issue.
 
2020-09-25 2:45:04 PM  
I was about to say something nasty about it being time for the nursing home until I saw the picture! That company should be sued for their gross assets, squared.
 
2020-09-25 2:46:02 PM  
At least now he won't get the covid.
 
2020-09-25 2:50:47 PM  
Yeah, that's why the FDA put this out on August 27th:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about alcohol-based hand sanitizers that are being packaged in containers that may appear as food or drinks and may put consumers at risk of serious injury or death if ingested. The agency has discovered that some hand sanitizers are being packaged in beer cans, children's food pouches, water bottles, juice bottles and vodka bottles. Additionally, the FDA has found hand sanitizers that contain food flavors, such as chocolate or raspberry.
"I am increasingly concerned about hand sanitizer being packaged to appear to be consumable products, such as baby food or beverages. These products could confuse consumers into accidentally ingesting a potentially deadly product. It's dangerous to add scents with food flavors to hand sanitizers which children could think smells like food, eat and get alcohol poisoning,"
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press​-​announcements/covid-19-update-fda-warn​s-consumers-about-hand-sanitizer-packa​ged-food-and-drink-containers
 
2020-09-25 3:15:48 PM  
Somehow this product made it through multiple company departments yet no one spotted the glaring flaw.
 
2020-09-25 3:25:08 PM  

MechaPyx: Apparently grandma never learned to read wasn't wearing her glasses.


Common mistake for codgers.
 
2020-09-25 3:27:20 PM  

robodog: Yeah, that's why the FDA put this out on August 27th:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about alcohol-based hand sanitizers that are being packaged in containers that may appear as food or drinks and may put consumers at risk of serious injury or death if ingested. The agency has discovered that some hand sanitizers are being packaged in beer cans, children's food pouches, water bottles, juice bottles and vodka bottles. Additionally, the FDA has found hand sanitizers that contain food flavors, such as chocolate or raspberry.
"I am increasingly concerned about hand sanitizer being packaged to appear to be consumable products, such as baby food or beverages. These products could confuse consumers into accidentally ingesting a potentially deadly product. It's dangerous to add scents with food flavors to hand sanitizers which children could think smells like food, eat and get alcohol poisoning,"
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-​announcements/covid-19-update-fda-warn​s-consumers-about-hand-sanitizer-packa​ged-food-and-drink-containers


Yeah, we bought one of the 'chocolate' flavour ones, by mistake. Utter repulsive scent.
 
2020-09-25 3:32:41 PM  
That's what happens when you put hand sanitizer in a farking food pouch. What in the ever loving fark were they thinking?
 
2020-09-25 3:42:20 PM  

Russ1642: That's what happens when you put hand sanitizer in a farking food pouch. What in the ever loving fark were they thinking?


I imagine that they were looking for other ways of packaging it since there wasn't enough capacity on the regular production lines. The label design is the real WTF. It would have been OK if it was monochrome "HAND SANITIZER - DO NOT EAT" or something.
 
2020-09-25 3:55:53 PM  
No Mr Yuk sticker?
 
2020-09-25 5:33:26 PM  
Maybe memaw's all MAGA and was just following the cult leader's advice.
 
2020-09-25 6:06:28 PM  

beezeltown: To be fair, that does look like a pouch for a little kid. If mom sent a pouch of applesauce and this pouch of hand sanitizer along with the kid going to grandma's house, it's not hard to see why they were mixed up.
Stop dressing up cleaning products to look like food. Really.


Yep. I was thinking how dumb could she be and then I saw the packaging: who dumb can a company be?
 
2020-09-25 6:11:05 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Russ1642: That's what happens when you put hand sanitizer in a farking food pouch. What in the ever loving fark were they thinking?

I imagine that they were looking for other ways of packaging it since there wasn't enough capacity on the regular production lines. The label design is the real WTF. It would have been OK if it was monochrome "HAND SANITIZER - DO NOT EAT" or something.


Yes, the label design is the issue. It's designed EXACTLY like a kid's snack food pouch. I'm going to market a line of Paw Patrol pepper spray in the exact same can as spray-on sunscreen.
 
2020-09-25 9:51:31 PM  

reyreyrey: Maybe memaw's all MAGA and was just following the cult leader's advice.


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