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Rob Gronkowski says 'NO NO NO' to viral Tide POD challenge

Rob Gronkowski says 'NO NO NO' to viral Tide POD challenge

A unsafe social media trend is sending teens to the hospital and now has stores taking action.

The company has also collaborated with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to put the word out, via Tide's Twitter feed, that the pods are only created to clean clothes.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission even chimed in, urging people not to eat the pods.

"No no no no- what the heck is going on, people use Tide Pods for washing, not eating", Gronk says in the video.

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In the video, the National Football League player repeatedly answers "no" to questions about eating the pods.

The Tide POD challenge is the latest in a line of risky trends, from the "gallon challenge" to the "cinnamon challenge". NME recently posted a similar diatribe against the Tide Pod Challenge, as well as the brilliantly effective pairing of Tide and footballer Rob Gronkowski.

Last year, poison control centers received reports of more than 10,500 calls of children 5 years old or younger who were inappropriately exposed to the laundry pods, Today reported. Please talk to your children about how hazardous this could be for them.

Health experts say if ingested, the liquid inside the pods can cause diarrhoea, coughing spells and vomiting.


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