Tide Ad Warns Parents Of These Everyday Dangers. Can You Spot All 11?

How well did you baby proof your house when your toddler started to move on their own?

There are the obvious things like securing the bookshelf to the wall, covering table edges and placing a gate at the stairs, but you'll be shocked at how many other hazards you might have missed.

There's a new video making the rounds online that asks parents to spot potential safety hazards for a toddler in a living room.

Give it a try, you only have five seconds:


Time's up! What did you see?

There are 11 red flags in the image including an unsecured television, a window blind cord, a lit fireplace, sharp table edges, balloon choking risk, unattended iron, handbag contents, coins on the side table, a leaning mirror, an uncovered outlet and laundry pacs.


While some are undoubtedly easier to spot than others, securing a space for a baby is a lot harder than it seems.This is exactly why American laundry brand, Tide, released its latest ad to remind parents about importance of keeping products like laundry pacs out of children's reach.

The video challenges parents to point out the risks in just 5 seconds because that's roughly how long it takes for a child to put themselves in danger in an unsecured environment.

Click on the next page to watch the advert and find out how laundry pacs can endanger a child's life.

The ad is part of Tide's new campaign series to educate parents about the harm concentrated laundry pacs may cause. Just like most chemical laden cleaning products, the pacs can cause chemical burns when they come in contact with skin and can be fatal when ingested.

"Keep laundry pacs away from children," the brand warns in the video. "Keep them up. Keep them closed. Keep them safe."

Check out the advert in the video below:

Some experts even suggest switching to another type of laundry detergent if you have children.

"Children (and pets) should be kept away from all cleaning products whether they are stored or in use, especially these single-dose packs as they are more concentrated than traditional formulas," says Carolyn E. Forté, Director of Home Appliances, Cleaning Products and Textiles Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute.  

If you believe your child has come in contact with a laundry pac or another cleaning product, contact your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 for immediate help.

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