They are on TV for about the 20th time saying kids are eating laundry
detergent pods. I still wonder why they need to make them look like
candy. Are housewives that gullible?
Maybe, if they want the kids not to eat them, they should look like
On 4/25/2016 7:12 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
They are colorful, very easy for kids to try eating them. You'd think
parents would either not buy them or secure them. At the same time, the
makers know it is a problem, so fix it. I guess that would make them
less visually appealing to adults too. Knowing the number of deaths,
I'd stop making them to avoid future lawsuits.
On Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:17:42 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
One thing I have never understood is why soaps in general are scented
with the names of foods. Lemon scented dish soap, and bleach. Vanilla,
strawberry, apple, coconut, scented liquid hand soaps, and even some
What idiot decided to make soaps smell like food, and never thought that
children would possibly eat them????
On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 1:10:02 AM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Because people prefer soaps that smell nice and will buy them over
ones that have no smell or smell like crap.
Is there evidence that children are eating these, with serious problems
too? Come to think of it, how exactly does a kid eat enough of those
detergent pods to harm themselves? You would think with one bite, it
would taste awful and they would spit it out. Are they swallowing the
On 04/25/2016 07:17 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I would imagine they have a lot of appeal to folks who use the public
laundromat to wash their clothes, being a lot easier to tote around than
a jug (or box) of detergent.
I wouldn't use them in the house though, too expensive, and like you
said it isn't that difficult to measure out a portion when I do a load.
When my daughter went to college I gave her a pitcher-like container
that I filled with powdered laundry detergent. Buying those
hyper-expensive pods was just something I didn't want to do.
When my son went to college I did the same thing. Unfortunately, the
university had replaced all the commercial washers with high-efficiency
front loaders and did not allow powdered detergent. You had to use
liquid or pods of HE detergent, even though you can buy HE powder. So we
did get him a box of pods at Costco. Should be enough in that box for
four years of college.
On Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10:17:46 PM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
It's like the dishwasher detergent products. The pods/tablets are marginally
more convenient than powder, but they cost substantially more, so I use
powder. You have a good point, that the pods should not be colored so
that they resemble candy. You probably saw the same story I did, that
a kid goes to the ER every 45 mins from these things and some are very
serious, with the kid needing to be put on life support, hospitalized,
two have died. Beside the serious health issues, what is all that costing
us? What the hell is wrong with those manufacturers? I'm not for
big govt, but in this case, if they won't voluntarily fix this, I'd
pass legislation forcing them to.
When we got a new DW just over a year ago it came with a sample of
Cascade Platinum in a pod. Been using them ever since as they do a much
better job than anything we've used in the past. They are colorful
though, bright blue, green, red. But we have no little kids around.
Buy them at BJ's for a reasonable price. Glassware sparkles, SS post shine!
I dont use laundromats, but I dont use powdered detergents either. When
I was a kid, my mother used the powdered stuff. Back then, I think that
was the only way you could buy it (as far as I know). I started using
the liquid stuff in the 80's and that is all I use now. I have never
heard any reasons that powdered is any better, and the liquid is easier
to reseal so it dont get dumped. I actually thought that the powdered
type was going extinct as far as desirability.
On 04/27/2016 10:51 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Avoiding accidental spills? Maybe if you're carrying the box of
detergent in your laundry basket/box/bag? I used a bottle with a lid.
BTW, I used to know someone who kept insisting (loudly) that I should
have bought something sold for that purpose (carrying detergent powder).
It couldn't have been any better than that old shampoo bottle.
When I was using laundromat all the time, I used a smaller bottle (about
1 pint) with a screw-on lid for the detergent powder. It was easier to
handle than a box, and could be closed to prevent spilling.
BTW, the bottle was one I got shampoo in (washed and dried before using
it for detergent).
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