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Post Reply New York lawmakers say Tide pods look too tasty, want legislation to require change in design
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Posted 2/21/18 , edited 2/21/18
Ho boy. I thought this was a joke at first but its real. Law makers are saying tide pods look too much like candy and need warning labels on them. I'd say if your dumb enough to try eating a tide laundry pod then chances are your not going to read a warning label before eating it. Not to mention most people would spit it up as soon as they taste it.

http://fox8.com/2018/02/07/new-york-lawmakers-say-tide-pods-look-too-tasty-want-legislation-to-require-change-in-design/

We need more natural selection this shits getting ridiculous.

https://youtu.be/3KPvcpkEbcs
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Im pretty sure they are talking about young children who dont know any better when considering this legislation.
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Potaku wrote:

Im pretty sure they are talking about young children who dont know any better when considering this legislation.


So you think a warning label will help stop young children from eating it?
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Rujikin wrote:


Potaku wrote:

Im pretty sure they are talking about young children who dont know any better when considering this legislation.


So you think a warning label will help stop young children from eating it?


Not sure, but if they made it look less lnticing it might. My comment had more to do with the way you presented the story rather than it had to do with the story itself. You made it sound like it was some Darwin award type thing.

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Potaku wrote:

Im pretty sure they are talking about young children who dont know any better when considering this legislation.


Little kids would put dog shit in their mouths if given the chance. This seems like a waste to me but whatever gets you re-elected I guess.
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cotton candy in the attic.

Ok, the main title is accurate, but in your post you mention just the warning and not the product design and packaging change that are also proposed.

Apparently though, according to that article, a main concern is not really little kids who can't read but teens who do intentional stupid stunts. So maybe a warning saying it's dangerous would help a little in regard to immature but not illiterate people giving in to social pressure if that's the concern.
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I hate tidepods memes they’re overrated trash
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Sometimes rat poison looks pretty yummy.
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But, I like how they look when I do my laundry.

What about those people? You're just going to throw those people under the bus? How dare they
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To be honest, drinking Clorox-chan wouldn't be my first choice, although drinking with her would be a fine start.

The politicians are on to a loser with this one. You can't legislate stupid away, they only have to look in the mirror to understand that.
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I think that changing the color of the pods could reduce more people from eating it. But it would also cost the cooperation lots of money to change an ingredient. So its not likely.
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Josh8559 wrote:

I think that changing the color of the pods could reduce more people from eating it. But it would also cost the cooperation lots of money to change an ingredient. So its not likely.


I don't think so. The largest concern, based on the packaging, is toddlers who happen upon one. No matter the colour, no matter the texture, a toddler will put anything in their mouths. The lesson, if any constructive lesson is to be retrieved from this discussion about things people already know and memes making fun of labels warning people about things they should already know, is to keep toxic substances out of reach of children.
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Your right about the toddler's part. But I think the main problem consists of teenagers and mid twenties adults doing it for publicity. Which then affects the lower aged kids.
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Josh8559 wrote:

Your right about the toddler's part. But I think the main problem consists of teenagers and mid twenties adults doing it for publicity. Which then affects the lower aged kids.


To what extent is it parents' responsibility to limit access to either or both the hazardous chemicals and videos at issue, though?

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To be fair, maybe I have an unrealistic expectation of what parents can actually keep their adolescents from doing. But then, I wonder to what extent changes in product packaging, state mandated or otherwise, might have on that behaviour? Might there be a more effective approach? I honestly don't know.
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