These easy to use laundry pacs are being edited into classic pieces of art, being put on dinner plates for amusing pictures, and actually being eaten for the joke.
"Children who have ingested detergent from the packets have required medical attention and hospitalization for loss of consciousness, excessive vomiting, drowsiness, throat swelling, and difficulty breathing". They can also be easily bit into.
"My 16-year-old son has been making all these jokes about Tide Pods and showing me all the memes with them and he saw that they had them here with the donuts and so I told him I would buy him some", said Melissa Beshirs, a Haysville resident.
"We just kind of put out the post as just a amusing alternative to a more serious topic", said Trista Patterson, owner of Hurts Donut.
Offending accounts will receive a strike if they're found to violated the Tide-pod ruling.
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At the start of the clip, the man squeezes out the soap from a tide pod and tries to vape.
YouTube is trying to get ahead of the matter by pulling Tide Pod challenge videos from its platform. Citing the health concerns associated with ingesting concentrated laundry detergent, Tide launched a social media campaign discouraging customers from using the product for anything other than laundry. They also have a section including information about what to do if an incident occurs.
Joan McVoy, spokeswoman for the Nebraska Regional Poison Center, said her organization is "concerned about any edible products meant to look like a potentially toxic substance, since they can be particularly confusing to young children".
Most of these safety tips, however, are for keeping the product away from children.
Iowans are being warned against taking part in the latest online video craze called the Laundry Pod Challenge.
"I got the Tide Pod donut because-I got it because it's a popular trend on Facebook and Twitter", said Clayton Cheatum, a Wichita resident. In December 2015, The Onion posted a satirical narrative from the perspective of a little boy with the intent of eating a Tide POD. Our Pied Pods have that bright, alluring colors that youths crave BUT are 100% edible and 100% not poison.