A huge recall from the company Procter & Gamble has been issued for their popular cleaning brands of Tide, Gain, Ace, and Ariel products.

The recall is due to defective packaging, although there have been no confirmed cases of injury, due to the packaging, the company is erring on the side of caution.

The dangers of ingesting "cleaning pods" have been around since 2012, with poison control centers documenting over 7000 incidents, according to Wikipedia.

The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) took notice and called the new form of soap delivery an emerging health risk. Procter & Gamble (among other companies) took action by developing different styles of packing and warning labels.

Around late 2017 and early 2018 the "Tide Pod Challenge" grew in popularity on the internet, where people would purposefully eat the cleaning product.


This recall is based around the packaging of the products from Procter & Gamble, how the bags might not properly seal and children could accidentally ingest the cleaning detergent.


  • Gain Flings Original
  • Gain Flings Moonlight Breeze Scent
  • Gain Flings Blissful Breeze Scent
  • Gain Flings Spring Daydream Scent
  • Gain Flings Plus Ultra Oxi
  • Gain Flings Plus Odor Defense
  • Tide Pods Original
  • Tide Pods Spring Meadow Scent
  • Tide Pods Light
  • Tide Simply Pods Plus Oxi Boost
  • Tide Pods Clean Breeze Scent
  • Tide Pods free & Gentle
  • Tide Pods Oxi
  • Tide Pods Ultra Oxi
  • Ace Pods Clean Breeze
  • Ace Pods Spring Meadow
  • Ariel Pods Alpine Breeze
tide cleaning products
Procter & Gamble

What Is The Harm of Ingesting Detergent?

Ailments can include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Other symptoms can include seizures, issues to your respiratory system, esophagus, stomach, gastrointestinal tract, and even death.

What To Do If You Have Affected Packages.

Consumers can contact Procter & Gamble for a full refund, as well as a free replacement bag to store the product. In the mean time, make sure the bags are shut and secure and out of reach of children.

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For a full refund, you will need to take a picture of your product's lot code (printed on the bag) and if it does match one of the recalled lots (full list here) you can submit for a refund.

For more information on this recall, visit The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission's website or PG.com/bags.

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