Kids Worldwide Still Snarfing Detergent Pods Like Candy

Kids Worldwide Still Snarfing Detergent Pods Like Candy

In hindsight, maybe brightly-colored, individually wrapped dollops of laundry detergent weren’t such a great idea from a safety point of view. Sure, they’re popular: pre-measured soap is handy, and they keep people who use laundromats or apartment building machines from hauling giant bottles around. The disadvantage is that even with warnings to keep the products on a high shelf and promises to change the packaging to make it more childproof, kids everywhere seem to find the pods irresistible. [More]

Some Fancy New Laundry Products Are Utterly Pointless

Some Fancy New Laundry Products Are Utterly Pointless

Our colleagues at Consumer Reports test all sorts of products to determine which are worth buying, and which aren’t. This month, they rounded up some laundry products currently on the market that aren’t worth picking up in the store: including a detergent blessed by Martha Stewart herself that wasn’t any more effective than plain water. [More]

Sorority Sisters Suffer Ironic Laundry Detergent Injuries

Sorority Sisters Suffer Ironic Laundry Detergent Injuries

A fraternity fundraiser for the D.C. Firefighter’s Burn Association at George Washington University included a super-fun Slip ‘n’ Slide lubricated with laundry detergent. Detergent isn’t supposed to be slathered all over the body, though, and can lead to severe skin irritation and chemical…um….burns.

http://consumerist.com/2008/03/21/laundry-detergent-is-expensive/

Laundry detergent is expensive. One “debt free” blogger has taken the time to mark up a detergent cap to show you how much product you’re probably wasting with every load. [No Credit Needed] (Thanks to J.C.!)

These Tide Bottles Are Not At All Confusing

These Tide Bottles Are Not At All Confusing

Reader Garret wants to know how two bottles of Tide containing the exact same amount of liquid, with identical measuring caps, can contain two different numbers of “loads.”

Walmart To Save Planet With Concentrated Laundry Detergents

Walmart To Save Planet With Concentrated Laundry Detergents

Walmart says it’s going to save “one of our most precious natural resources”, water, by offering only concentrated laundry detergents from now on.

Tide Downsizes, Charges Same Price

Tide Downsizes, Charges Same Price

New boxes of Tide have 17 oz less than before, yet consumers are asked to pay the same amount. But is it really an outrage?