Papillion Hy-Vee restricts laundry pod sales

PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) - A local supermarket is trying to stop young people from taking what many believe is a foolish challenge.

The Hy-Vee grocery store at Shadow Lake Towne Center in Papillion has put up signs saying you must be at least 21-years-old to buy Tide Pods.

"The Tide Pod Challenge," a social media fad, has seen teenagers putting the laundry detergent pods in their mouths possibly eating them. Consumer protection groups have warned that swallowing the liquid might kill you.

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This is not a company-wide policy for Hy-Vee, but the manager at the Papillion Hy-Vee feels the precaution is needed.

Researchers have recommended that parents with children younger than age 6 shouldn't buy these pods but instead use regular detergent.

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