Dangerous "Tide pod challenge" trend prompts response from CEO

NEW YORK – Procter Gamble says it’s operative to stop a “Tide Pod challenge,” a amicable media-fueled trend in that teenagers eat single-load soaking antiseptic packets. The American Association of Poison Control Centers warned final week that it had seen a spike in teenagers eating a antiseptic pods, that it says can means seizures, respiratory detain and even death.

CEO David Taylor called a trend “dangerous” and “extremely concerning” in a blog post Monday. He pronounced a association is operative with amicable media companies to mislay videos of people satirical into a detergent, and asked adults to pronounce with children about a hazards.

Nineteen-year-old Marc Pagan, who did it on a dare, told CBS News he knew improved though did it anyway.

“A lot of people were usually observant how foolish we was or how – because would we be peaceful to do that,” he said. “No one should be putting anything like that in their mouths, we know?”

In a initial 15 days of a year, poison control centers pronounced that they have rubbed 39 cases of conscious injustice among 13 to 19 year olds. Poison control centers rubbed 53 such cases for all of final year.

The pods have generally been strike a for Procter Gamble Co., that also creates Crest toothpaste and Charmin toilet paper. The association posted quarterly income Tuesday of $17.4 billion and mercantile second-quarter net income of $2.5 billion. Its formula surfaced Wall Street expectations.

PG has faced reserve issues with Tide Pods before. Shortly after it introduced a product in 2012, a association announced that it would emanate a double-latch lid to deter immature children from accessing and eating a antiseptic packets. Some children mistook a brightly colored 1-inch pods for candy.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission also found that aged adults with insanity were confused by a product and have also ingested it. But a risk to small kids is so high that researchers have endorsed relatives of children underneath 6 years aged not buy a pods during all and instead use unchanging antiseptic only.

To deter teenagers, PG expelled a 20-seond video of football actor Rob Gronkowski progressing this month revelation viewers not to feast a pods.

“What a heck is going on people?” he pronounced in a video. “Use Tide Pods for washing, not eating.”

Anyone endangered about a dangers of soaking pods can get some-more information from a American Association of Poison Control Centers. If we need evident help, call 1-800-222-1222, or content “poison” to 797979 to save a series in your phone.

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