The Government Is Now Warning People To Stop Eating Tide Pods

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Tide's cautionary post may actually be necessary-the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning families about the dangers of consuming Tide Pods after the "Tide Pod Challenge" has encouraged teenagers to put the pods in their mouths while taking a video, according to CBS News.

"Rob Gronkowski records a PSA to warn people not to eat laundry detergent" is a sentence I never thought I would write, but it's 2018 and seemingly any outrageous thing is possible now so here we are.

If you thought that the "Ice bucket challenge", "Mannequin challenge" and the "Invisible Box challenge" were way out off rails, take a moment to discover the brand-new craze that has inundated social media.

Tide Pod Challenge: Teens risk death in crazy new social media trend to eat detergent tablets

In a hilarious PSA, Gronk tells teens to stop partaking in the unsafe social media challenge and to use the laundry detergent pods only for washing your clothes. "Don't eat poison." Tide itself has also spoken out against the Twitter trend, writing: "What should Tide PODs be used for?" He then adds, "What the heck is going on, people?" College Humor touched on the same subject in a 2017 video, called "Don't Eat the Laundry Pods", where a man eats an entire bowl of pods and ends up in the hospital. People are biting into, and sometimes cooking with, Tide pods.

Regarding the challenge, Procter and Gamble issued the statement: "Our laundry packs are a highly concentrated detergent meant to clean clothes and they're used safely in millions of households every day. They should not be played with, whatever the circumstance is, even if meant as a joke". A social media user even came up with an edible Tide Pod recipe.

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