ALBANY – Two State Lawmakers are calling for legislation to require new packaging for laundry detergent pods following the dangerous trend of people eating them.
State Senator Hoylman and Assemblywoman Simotas, both New York City Democrats, proposed the mandate Tuesday morning. They say the state could lessen the risk of poisonings by prohibiting packaging that makes pods look like candy.
The Tide Pod Challenge is an internet trend showing people putting small laundry detergent pods in their mouths and posting the video online.
Tide has recently started a campaign to warn people of the danger of eating the pods.