Democrats want to force Procter & Gamble to make Tide Pods less delicious looking due to the recent social media challenge where kids are eating them.
Two New York lawmakers, State Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat, and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, a Queens Democrat, have asked the state to mandate child-resistant packaging for the colorful Tide Pods detergent packets, and to switch to a less appealing design.
They unveiled their proposal Tuesday, noting several deaths around the country tied to the Tide Pods challenge.
“We’re asking for all laundry detergent pods to be uniform in color,” Hoylman said.
“All we have to make sure is that public safety trumps [Procter & Gamble’s] profits,” Simontas added.
Eating Tide Pods started as a challenge on social media.
Teenagers began posting videos of themselves chewing and gagging on the small, colorful detergent pods, and daring others to follow suit. Some social media users