Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 11:25 AM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 11:25 AM ET

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National Audio 11:25 AM ET

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NAT077 - (PEI-Police-Pod-Video) KENSINGTON, P.E.I. x-10s. A P-E-I police force is taking a light-hearted approach to a strange and dangerous online trend. An officer with the Kensington police force posted a video on its Facebook page describing the dangers of eating laundry detergent pods. In the seven-minute video, Constable Robb Hartlen reminds people that a banana and Timbit are safe to eat, but that a Tide pod or Timbit package are not. Hartlen says he was alarmed to learn the number of adults who have become very sick. ("..can't eat.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Sitting in his police cruiser, Hartlen says people tempted to do the so-called Tide pod challenge should instead bring back other, healthier online trends like the A-L-S ice-bucket challenge. …

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