20 January, 2018
Vinnie's Pizzeria is now offering "Pied Pods" in response to the "Tide Pod" challenge. "As outlined in our Community Standards, we don't allow the promotion of self-injury and will remove it when we're made aware of it", a Facebook spokesperson told nine.com.au.
"YouTube's Community Guidelines prohibit content that's meant to encourage unsafe activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm", a Google spokesperson told CNN. Procter & Gamble, which owns the Tide brand - and whose clout as an online advertiser is significant - had already said that it was pressing social platforms to remove the videos.
Tide urged for customers to stop eating its detergent pods, citing severe health risks as a reason for halting such consumption.
Maybe it's time to make these pods look about as appetising as poison, because if you aren't using them to clean your clothes that is what they are.
Social media has only spurred the spread of unsafe "challenges" that are often carried out by bored teenagers.More news: Syria war: Turkey denounces United States 'terror army' plan for border
"A recent trend among teenagers ingesting the packets - and uploading videos to various internet platforms including video-sharing websites, social media, and vlogging platforms - has caused significant concern among poison control centers", the association said Tuesday. Some teens shake, stir, or even cook them.
Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, told CBS that ingesting the liquid within detergent pods could be deadly. "DOING LAUNDRY. Nothing else". "Eating a Tide POD is a BAD IDEA, and we asked our friend @robgronkowski to help explain", Tide tweeted on January 13 along with the video.
And they've been brilliant, even going as far to request those who have been eating Tide Pods give them a call when they're feeling better.
The health implications from eating laundry packets are serous.
Patterson said they sold more than 50 of the Tide Pod donuts Wednesday, the only day they were selling them.