Why the hell don't the powers that be suggest/force these companies to make then less enticing/tempting for children.
Because the packaging has to look enticing and attractive or we won't buy it. It has to look good in the ads whether print, tv, video, internet, etc. Because they are afraid you'll buy the one that looks the coolest cause you'll think it looks the coolest and must be better or just cause it looks cooler. Otherwise, all you have is a 'generic' product and that's not what the name brands want to be seen as.
Without knowing the full story....exactly how old were these kids? Where were the pods stored and how were they stored? Why did the kids have access to them? I honestly wouldn't put it past some parents to feed the damn things to their kids just so they can sue the companies. I don't hear about kids overdoing on Christmas tree lights?
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my son had rolled to where the diaper was and began chowing down on it like it was ice cream.
Mine took hers off in the crib and went a bit further and finger-painted the crib and wall with it.
And there was the time she managed to cut her own hair with so-called safety scissors. AND I have heard of a lot of kids pulling that one.
Once they start crawling, it's open season on anything you leave within their reach. It can be as bad as having a puppy. Hell, our last dog ate a huge hair scrunchy. I had to force feed him hydrogen peroxide (per the vets instructions) to make him puke it up.
I think the world has just gotten so small that these kinds of stories just take on a life of their own , once they get out, and the real problem is that too many people with too many opinions (and often the wrong ones) have access to some form of technology that lets them voice those opinions and find others like themselves to bond with. League of Legends made over 4 BILLION dollars last year and it is a FREE TO PLAY game. 4 BILLION dollars! How many starving people could be fed on that and for how long? But 'doctors' chime in on soap pods and say not to use them?!?!? And this makes the news!!!!? Where the fuck were these doctors when Joe Camel was on t-shirts and the started making strawberry flavored blunts?!?!?!?
When they coat the soap pods in a candy shell and slap a couple of M's (or W's, depending on your point of view. HA!) on them, let me know.