NewsFact Check


Fact Check: Is Tide pulling pods from shelves in response to viral video challenge?

Posted at 7:12 PM, Jan 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 13:15:56-04

Chances are, you’ve heard about the dangerous fad on social media, the Tide Pod Challenge; teenagers posting videos of themselves holding laundry detergent pods in their mouths.

It’s not a very bright thing to do, because the pods contain chemicals that can be deadly.

Because of fad, rumors are going around that Tide Pods will no longer be sold after February 1.

We asked our Fact Check team to look into that, and the rumor is false.

In response to consumers who asked if Tide would stop selling those pods, Tide spokesmen say it’s completely untrue.

However, the company is doing everything it can to help discourage the fad.