Health Canada is reissuing a warning to send a reminder that laundry pods should not be eaten.
The reminder comes after an ongoing Internet joke about “Tide Pods” and how they look like a delicious snack.
We’re not even sure where this idea came from, but social media has been going wild with “Tide Pod” memes recently.
The new limited edition Oreos are to die for 😍 pic.twitter.com/wry0FM7EXO
— Tide Pods (@OGTidePods) January 9, 2018
Yes, the Internet is extremely weird.
All of these laundry pod jokes may have prompted Health Canada to reissue a statement about the dangers of consuming them.
— GovCanHealth (@GovCanHealth) January 9, 2018
The warning is directed specifically at children, as the pods are often mistaken for candy.
“Because laundry detergent packets are small and often brightly coloured, children can mistake them for food or toys,” said Health Canada in a statement.
The health agency recommends keeping the pods stored safely out of sight and reach of children.
It’s definitely a reminder that should be taken seriously because ingesting the pods can cause serious irritation, choking, nausea, and pain.
But we’re still wondering why the Internet is obsessed with Tide Pods.