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Criticism of the design for the tube for Crest 3D White Toothpaste
Posted by Map5102 on 07/05/2011
I agree with the consumer who didn't like the design of the container for 3D Crest White. I find it difficult to use all the toothpaste because of the large opening of the tube that seems to be immovable when tying to get the last of the tube. I am wasting a considerable amount of toothpaste by having to leave it in the tube. Perhaps another design would be in order for the tube.

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Posted by Vinnie11 on 2011-07-05:
Cut the tube open and dip. (Keep it in the drawer so your company doesn't see it. LOL!) Don't do it too close to the mouth, more toward the middle so you can fold it over and close it enough that it doesn't harden. You will find a few days more in there. I hate the new designs and have found that many manufacturers are going this route.
Posted by madconsumer on 2011-07-05:
this is what i use as well, and agree!!

great review.

very helpful!
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Procter and Gamble 1,4-Dioxane Cancer Causing Chemical And Brenda Kidd
Posted by BrendaKidd on 05/21/2011
CINCINNATI, OHIO -- 1,4-dioxane is known to the state of California to cause cancer. It is also on California’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer. According to the California EPA, 1,4-dioxane is suspected as a kidney toxicant, neurotoxicant and respiratory toxicant.

Many companies use ethoxylation because it is a cheap shortcut process to provide mildness to harsh cleaning ingredients. The process requires the use of the cancer causing Petrochemical ethylene oxide, which generates 1,4-dioxane as a byproduct of ethoxylation.

According to the Environmental Working Group, 1,4-dioxane is also a groundwater contaminant.

Procter and Gamble Tide, Ivory Snow Gentle, Tide Free, Gain 2X Ultra, Cheer Bright Clean Detergent and Era 2X Ultra Conventional Brands had significantly higher levels of contaminant, which is 1,4-dioxane a known cancer causing chemical.

Below are some of Procter & Gamble Products that contains 1,4-dioxane during a product conducted test.

Tide had 55 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.
Ivory Snow Gentle had 31 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.
Tide Free had 29 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.
Gain 2X Ultra had 21 part per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.
Cheer Bright Clean Detergent had 20 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.
Era 2X Ultra had 14 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.

However, 1,4-dioxane is not included on Procter and Gamble products ingredient labels, but it is a cancer causing chemical.

1,4-dioxane is not only in Procter and Gamble Conventional Brands of detergents, 1,4-dioxane is also in 18 of Procter and Gamble Herbal Essences shampoo products too.

A product test conducted revealed that an Herbal Essences shampoo of Procter and Gamble, contained 1,4-dioxane levels of 24 parts per million. That is 14 parts per million, over the limit, which is 10 parts per million.

The cancer causing chemical 1,4-dioxane is considered contaminant and is not included on the products ingredient labels.
The Food and Drug Administration does not require 1,4-dioxane to be listed on labels of personal care products, defining it as a contaminant rather than an ingredient because it is produced during manufacturing.

Procter and Gamble agreed to reformulate after an Environmental health consumer advocate filed a notice of intent to sue in California, under Proposition 65, the state’s landmark toxics law. Procter and Gamble agreed to reformulate 18 of their Herbal Essences products to reduce levels of 1,4-dioxane to 10 parts per million or below.
1,4-dioxane is found in personal care products (shampoos, Cosmetics, deodorants, toothpastes and mouthwashes) and household cleaning products.

If you digested or swallowed toothpaste and mouthwash, can 1,4-dioxane get in your system and cause severe Lung, Esophagus and Stomach Cancer?
If you cut yourself, while you are shaving on any part of your body, (under the arm) can 1,4-dioxane get into your system and cause Breast Cancer/Cancer?

1,4-dioxane is known to cause cancer and is considered contaminant and Procter and Gamble knows this, however, (through the years, over the limit amounts of) 1,4-dioxane had been in their products.

Breast Cancer is breast cancer.
Lung Cancer is lung cancer.
Esophagus Cancer is esophagus cancer.
Stomach Cancer is stomach cancer.

Cancer is Cancer, why would any group of people, knowing that 1,4-dioxane causes cancer put 1,4-dioxane in their products?
Cancer is devastating. It can be prolonged or it can be a rapid form of death.

Procter and Gamble Products that contains 1,4-dioxane are still on the market.

Procter and Gamble have failed to warn consumers about their personal care and household cleaning products, which contains 1,4-dioxane.

Products can be made without 1,4-dioxane.

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Posted by Alain on 2011-05-21:
Try going to http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and submit a public comment about Dioxane 1,4.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-21:
Doesn't sound objective but more of a hatchet job on P&G.
1. Where is the objective scientific evidence
2. Not considered controlled by the EPA or FDA
3. Do any competitors use this chemical
4. What other products is this chemical found in - it can't be used exclusively in P&G products but why are they not mentioned?
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2011-05-21:
I wonder if other soap/detergent manufacturers (such as Colgate-Palmolive and Unilever) also use Dioxane 1.4 in their products. Would store brand detergents and shampoos also carry the chemical. I wonder if it's only P&G being singled out, or if other manufacturers are involved.
Posted by madconsumer on 2011-05-21:
if one saw how the testing is done, there would never be any issues. they take a rat that weighs 8-10 ounces, and lambaste it with double to triple the weight of the rat with the chemical. same as with humans, if we were lambasted with double to triple our weight with a chemical we too would get cancer quickly.

easy solution to the poster, make your own soaps.
Posted by biomajor on 2011-05-21:
Is there anything that California doesn't have listed that causes cancer?
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-21:
Most of the compounds in gasoline cause cancer. Yet, people continue to use the combustable engine with impunity. I guess they believe that what you put in your fuel tank magically disappears. Since the world is ending later today, it just doesn't matter.
Posted by MRM on 2011-05-21:
Hail Mary full of grace...
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-21:
If we live long enough, we will all die of some type of cancer.
Posted by raven2010 on 2011-05-21:
Lets say we go back to the days of no chemicals, evryone growing and eating their own food, tc.

We would die before the age of 35 from bacterial infections from eating meat we grew, or from bad milk from the cows we grew, or from the runoff into the water from our neighbors farm

We might even die from cancer from breathing in smoke as we burn our trash.....just sayin
Posted by BrendaKidd on 2011-05-22:
If this wasn't true, why Procter and Gamble did agreed to reformulate...Procter and Gamble agreed to reformulate after an Environmental health consumer advocate filed a notice of intent to sue in California, under Proposition 65, the state’s landmark toxics law. Procter and Gamble agreed to reformulate 18 of their Herbal Essences products to reduce levels of 1,4-dioxane to 10 parts per million or below.
1,4-dioxane is found in personal care products (shampoos, Cosmetics, deodorants, toothpastes and mouthwashes) and household cleaning products.

Think with your brain not theirs. Procter and Gamble have sued a lot of companies, why would they back away from this attempted sue case? Because it is true... And Procter and Gamble knows when they can't win a sue case. You alone with others just keep on letting the force of Procter and Gamble take control of your minds. Wake up before it is too late.

Posted by BrendaKidd on 2011-05-22:
The cancer causing chemical 1,4-dioxane is considered contaminant and is not included on the products ingredient labels.
The Food and Drug Administration does not require 1,4-dioxane to be listed on labels of personal care products, defining it as a contaminant rather than an ingredient because it is produced during manufacturing.
Posted by Julieb615 on 2011-05-22:
My opinion is that P&G agreed to reformulate because most of CA is full of looney left liberals who think almost everything is bad for you and they knew in order to sell their products there they had to reformulate.

In my opinion, occasional exposure to most things diluted to minute ppm dilution are generally not going to be toxic and as mentioned above, the testing on rats is flawed and should not always be extrapolated to mean it will have the same effect in humans.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-22:
I don't know julieb. Don't you wonder why everyone is touched in one way or another by a cancer diagnosis? Not saying it is or isn't the laundry detergent because I haven't looked too closely at that particular issue. Don't you wonder why everyone is getting fat? Don't you wonder why so many women are in need of fertility assistance? SOMEthing's not right - too many things, I think.
Posted by Julieb615 on 2011-05-22:
Check the side effects of ingesting fluoride. That is a health issue which, in my opinion, has much more merit than something in P&G products.
Posted by BrendaKidd on 2011-05-22:
Procter and Gamble: Fixodent contains a form of zinc which is bonded to an unknown formulation. Procter & Gamble failed to warn about the product's risks and failed to provide adequate warnings about the zinc in Fixodent, or adequate instructions to prevent deviation from accepted use.
Being exposed to an excessive amount of zinc can result in copper depletion and serious negative adverse neurological effects. In 2008, the peer reviewed journal "Neurology" reported on patients suffering from neuropathy and other neurological symptoms typical of zinc poisoning and copper depletion. It was determined that excess use of denture cream could have been responsible for their symptoms. Yet it is still on the market
Posted by raven2010 on 2011-05-22:
Again, before the days of all these toxic, horrible, evil chemicals, life expectancy was below 45----

I get the concern, however, in the great scheme of things, we have more important things to worry about.

For example, there are children who live withing BLOCKS of the White House going to school hungry---thy wont have a chance to die from this evil chemical because the side effects of malnurishment will get them first---while we pump billions into "humnanitarian" efforts overseas...
Posted by BrendaKidd on 2011-05-23:
Procter and Gamble Says This About 1,4-Dioxane and Brenda Kidd

Thanks for contacting P&G.

The safety and well-being of the people who use our products is always our highest priority. We have over 700 scientists who are devoted to ensuring that our products and ingredients are safe and in compliance with all regulations prior to marketing.

It’s important to know we do not intentionally add 1,4 dioxane to our products, but it can be present at a trace level in a few of our ingredients. We closely monitor these levels and want to assure you they are well below safe levels noted by regulatory agencies around the globe. And as mentioned before, all ingredients and known trace by-products are thoroughly evaluated for safety prior to marketing. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure the levels of 1,4 dioxane stay well below human safety limits, and meet all appropriate safety regulations around the world including USFDA and Health Canada. We’re confident the levels in our products are safe.

Also important to know, the US state of California’s EPA has established a safe level for 1,4 dioxane to which you could be exposed to every day for a lifetime. Any trace levels of 1,4 dioxane in a laundry product would be well below this safe level. You could do over 2800 loads of laundry in one day, every day, and still be below the safe level.

We hope this is reassuring to you.

P&G Team

Posted by madconsumer on 2011-05-23:
way to go p & g team!!
Posted by PepperElf on 2011-05-24:
Chemicals are not bad for you. You drink chemicals daily. You need chemicals to stay alive.

Wait what? Yes. How is that possible?

Simple: A chemical is "A substance having a specific molecular composition, obtained by or used in a chemical process."

People often get so deep into the "omg chemicals are bad for you" kick that they forget chemicals also exist in nature. Chemicals such as dihydrogen monoxide, which you drink daily. (or you should at least).

Remember "natural" does not always mean better or safer. Hemlock is natural. So is arsenic.
Posted by MRM on 2011-05-24:
We drink flouride in water all the time.
Posted by BrendaKidd on 2011-05-24:
Their are other companies too, but Procter and Gamble products that were tested had the highest levels of 1,4-dioxane in it, than the other companies.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-24:
Please. The real killer in any Proctor and Gamble product is Dihydrogen Monoxide. Don't believe me, look at this posted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Dihydrogen monoxide:

is called "hydroxyl acid", the substance is the major component of acid rain.
contributes to the "greenhouse effect".
may cause severe burns.
is fatal if inhaled.
contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes.
has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.

Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:

as an industrial solvent and coolant.
in nuclear power plants.
in the production of Styrofoam.
as a fire retardant.
in many forms of cruel animal research.
in the distribution of pesticides. Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical.
as an additive in certain "junk-foods" and other food products.

Yet the FDA refuses to regulate this in ANY FORM! Find out more at DHMO.org. We must STOP this chemical AT ALL COSTS!
Posted by PepperElf on 2011-05-25:
Anon ++++ If only I could vote your comment up. :-D
Posted by Sheldonrs on 2011-05-25:
I thought the Dihydrogen Monoxide controversy was under the bridge by now. :-D
Posted by MRM on 2011-05-25:
We just like to drag the subject on and on till the break of dawn.
Posted by BrendaKidd on 2011-05-26:
Anonymous it is 2:28am here. I just came to this sight. I have to go to bed now. But I will look it up when I get up. Thank you for posting a comment. I will tell you what I think about it soon.
Posted by Alain on 2011-05-26:
Dihydrogen Monoxide. 2 hydrogen & 1 oxygen. H2O. Water. Post-Gazette articles only explain the hoax. That's an old one, Anonymous.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2011-05-26:
I wouldn't trust anything the Republik of Kalifornia said their "research" proved.
Posted by PepperElf on 2011-05-26:
Alain - the thing is... it's not really a hoax. What "anon" posted IS true.

It's meant to stir people up because.... it pretty much proves that some people automatically associate "chemical" with "bad" without actually knowing what the chemicals really are.

These people often don't realize that ANY substance can be re-written as a chemical formula and thus named. So, when they hear a common substance, renamed to it's chemical name... they flip out and want the "evil chemical" stopped and banned.

Which brings us to the heart of the issue... Many people think "Chemical is bad!!! Only natural is good!!!" because of this.

Yet, some of the worst substances known to man come from nature.

For example, these are ALL poisonous, if taken in high enough doses:
Apple seeds, Nutmeg, Lima beans, Potatoes just to name a few

Or how about plants?
Foxglove / Digitalis purpurea, Belladona, Hemlock, Oak, Lilly of the Valley, Strychnine tree, Elderberry, Christmas Rose.

Deadly or harmful... yet all natural.
Posted by PepperElf on 2011-05-26:
Oh wait, I just found an interesting article showing the relationship of DHMO and cancer!


"The causative link between Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) and Cancer is currently not established, although a significant amount of evidence seems to suggest that DHMO at least plays a role in the formation of cancer, including: Hodgkin's Lymphoma,
Ewing's Tumor, chondrosarcoma, fibrosarcoma, multiple myeloma, colorectal cancer, Leukemia, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma.

What is known about these cancers is that Dihydrogen Monoxide is found in detectable and biologically significant levels in virtually all tumors and other cancerous and pre-cancerous growths. "

The article states that it itself is not carcinogenic but it IS a component of a number of cancer-causing agents.

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Nice and Easy-NOT!
Posted by Mkb on 04/23/2011
I used the "Nice and Easy" foam hair color and it was HORRIBLE! It seemed to work okay until I had to do the back of my hair. The foam would not dispense unless the bottle was at the correct angle (hard to do when your hand is behind your head) and the foam just came out and dripped down the bottle and all over my back. The foam stains your body within seconds (literally)so you're trying to wipe off the stains in the middle of your back while still coloring your hair. The foam also stains your hairline with speckles of dark color which I had to remove with fingernail polish remover (it was only partially successful). The color was much darker than it said and my hairline was stained for about a week. PLEASE take this product off the market! The marketing is so enticing but it's totally wrong--it's not easier than the old fashioned mixture.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-04-23:
Thanks for the warning. Others have said the same. My mother has been too ill to make it in to her salon, and wanted me to pick this up for her. I was able to show her some reviews, and she promptly changed her mind!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-04-23:
Thanks for the warning. Though I have never used hair color...yet...I'll keep this in mind and pass the word along to others.

Does this product HAVE to be applied directly to your head? I'm just wondering, if you would be able to dispense it into the palm of your hand (with plastic gloves on of course) and then apply it to the back of your head...since it's a foam, that's the way I've always used Mousse.
Posted by PaulaJ on 2011-04-23:
Thank you for the warning. My sister is a hairdresser and she and I were in walgreens yesterday looking at hair colors and almost bought one of those new foaming colors, we stuck with our regular bottle mix one and actually just got done using it today and my hair came out great. Thankfully we didn't buy the foam one and won't from now on. Good and helpful review!
Posted by Buddy01 on 2011-04-24:
I tried the foaming hair color and I thought it was very easy and worked great. The color has lasted and it provides superior gray coverage.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-04-24:
Petroleum jelly applied around the hairline prior to coloring prevents skin staining, cotton strips work also. An inexpensive cape found at beauty supply stores works well to prevent staining clothing, or try improvising with an old towel, etc. using a clip or safety pin to hold it together. There is a 1-800 # on the box to call with any questions or concerns about the product.
Posted by Buddy01 on 2011-04-24:
Excellent suggestions, ript. In addition to that I also have an old shirt and pants worn only when I color my hair.
Posted by madconsumer on 2011-04-24:
great review.

when doing the back of your head, flip your head over and apply. this prevents the color from dripping on your back.

very helpful.
Posted by Cwazychicken on 2011-04-25:
This product is AWFUL, it burned my scalp. It said to leave it in 25 minutes, which was way too long and the color was great, but now my scalp burns all the time and its irritating...3 months later, i think i got some chemical burn from it. It stinks too and i would not recommend it at all. I always used to dye my hair with the regular dye and never burned myself...but with this, it burned my skin fast and irritated it to the point i can't even wash my hair with most shampoos or it burns. I would definitely complain to this company and stay away from it. Sad thing is, clairol would have great hair dyes 10 years ago. I think everything is made cheaper now, seems quality has gone down hill with most products now a days.
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Advertising - Coupons
Posted by Crump on 10/31/2010
I always look at the Sunday papers for the coupons. There were four different sections this week and one was P&G. Their coupons were the only ones written in both English and Spanish. I threw them out as I do not think it is appropriate to have them in both languages. We life in America and unless your greed is definitely showing or your company is in big trouble, all should be written in English. Your products, all of them, will not be on my grocery list in the future.

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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Most foods and products have bilingual labeling everywhere you shop these days. It is a competitive marketing tool and a wise business decision designed to broaden the consumer base.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2010-10-31:
The value/savings of the coupon is still the same. You're only hurting yourself if you're throwing them away when you would normally use them.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Donate the coupons to someone who would use them.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2010-10-31:
Good idea Hottie...I fixed up a little box and filled it with coupons I don't use and dropped it off at the local food pantry about a year ago. I put a sign on it for people to help themself to the coupons they needed and to please drop off those they don't use for other people. As I gather the coupons, I just drop them off there.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Puerto Ricans speak Spanish. We have about 4 million Puerto Ricans living in the USA - more than actually live in Puerto Rico. Their passport looks just like yours. They also use coupons. As long as there were coupons in English too, I don't care what other language they print them in. You were denied nothing and there really isn't any reason to be annoyed that this company is trying to accomodate someone other than you. 2 thumbs up to P & G.
Posted by FlShopper on 2010-10-31:
I don't really understand the point of boycotting an entire line of products over seomthing like this, but I do think the bilingual coupons are a good marketing strategy on the part of P&G.
Posted by trmn8r on 2010-10-31:
Perhaps P&G should sponsor an English re-education program for Spanish speaking people, so we can put everyone on the same page.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Why single out P&G? Are you also boycotting every company that posts signs in English and Spanish or stocks items on their shelves with info in English and Spanish? Do you boycott all manufacturers that include instructions/manuals in English and Spanish? Do you also boycott your local schools, or home-school your children (if you have any), considering nearly every school district now offers interpreters in Spanish, Russian, etc.
Posted by raven2010 on 2010-10-31:
This country was founded on immigration, even if the original immigrants spoke "English".

Why don't you ask the "American Indians" how they feel about their land being taken over and their language obscured??

I am sooo sick and tired of this foolish debate. It is disgusting beyond words.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Because, Raven...some people are ignorant and can't see outside the tunnel they live in.
Posted by raven2010 on 2010-10-31:
Just, on most issues, I am downright conservative. However, this and a few others get my back up to the point of emotional involvement.

Posted by Ben There on 2010-10-31:
People spoke Spanish on these lands well before English. In fact Texas, California, Florida, Puerto Rico, New Mexico and Nevada are all Spanish names, and many are the Spanish translation of the original Indian name.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-10-31:
I never thought to leave coupons at a food pantry. That's a great idea. I usually cut them and leave them on the shelf next to the product at the store. It would be a lot easier to just leave them all in one place. I can't believe I didn't think of that!
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-10-31:
Ok OP, might as well stop shopping at most stores and buying most food items because guess what, if you read the labels, MOST items have a second language on them. Have fun finding English only food items.
Posted by werelucky on 2010-11-01:
You might as well start boycotting Home Depot, Lowes, Pep Boy's and a lot of other stores because they have signs in Spanish also. I don't see what the issue is for making communication a little easier for a increasing segment of the population.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-11-01:
These coupons were in my paper, too, and if I hadn't read this review I wouldn't have even noticed the Spanish wording. My only complaint is that it takes up additional room, making the print on the coupon smaller. It would be helpful if the coupons were a little bigger to accommodate the extra wording. I can't understand throwing them away though.
Posted by Mike in FL on 2010-11-05:
I love it when the "This is America! Speak English!" crowd comes out to play. I don't think any of them realize that Spanish and French were ALREADY being spoken in the Americas by the time the English arrived. They live in cities and states with non-English names. They attend schools and universities with non-English mascots for their sports teams. The sheer volume of ignorance from these people is amazing, especially with regards to the HISTORY OF THEIR OWN COUNTRY!
Posted by FlShopper on 2010-11-06:
Recently, a customer complained to the manager about the fact that many announcements in our store are made in English and Spanish. The customer said that all we were doing was making it easier for those who refused to learn the language.
We live in South FL, where the biggest percentage of revenue comes from tourism and so many tourists are from Central and South America; the store is a business and it knows and understands its clientele. It's a smart business move to make bilingual announcements. And running a business in a way that is profitable and that looks out for the needs of its customers sounds like doing something the American Way.
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Tide Television Commercial
Posted by Honorable on 09/21/2010
I am very upset about the Tide television commercial where a young lady asks her mother if she has seen her green blouse. The mother replies that it is 'not her style' but it quickly becomes apparent that she is lying as she is seen partying and wearing the 'green blouse'. She then retrieves it from the laundry hamper and washes it and secretly replaces it in her daughters closet.

What is the message that is being promoted here? That parents cannot be trusted. That parents lie to their kids? Honesty was left buried in the 20th century?

Shame on Proctor and Gamble.
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Posted by momsey on 2010-09-21:
Come on now. This is the third review I've seen for this commercial! I haven't even seen this commercial (as far as I know) but seems pretty innocuous. honorable, haven't you ever told a fib about anything?
Posted by MRM on 2010-09-21:
Mom, it seems like you dont watch tv that much as its been on the air very often.
Posted by MRM on 2010-09-21:
Go to Youtube and watch the Tide commercial and see whats everybodys talking about.
Posted by FlShopper on 2010-09-21:
I've seen it and it is definitely very innocuous. I don't know if there's several people who are being overly sensitive or if it's one person making the same complaint under different screen names.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-21:
About how old is the girl in the commercial supposed to be?
Posted by raven2010 on 2010-09-21:
Here is the ad. The girl is a clearly a teenager

Posted by clutzycook on 2010-09-21:
Uhhhh, parents sometimes CANNOT be trusted, parents occasionally DO LIE to their kids. This is not a 21st century concept.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2010-09-21:
How many parents told their kids that Santa will bring them presents, or the tooth fairy will leave money for their tooth or that Easter basket that suddenly appeared over night was left from the Easter Bunny?
I understand your point, but I honestly don't think kids will be questioning their parent's honesty based on this TV commercial.
But, you have the right to voice your complaint if you're bothered by it, that's what this site is for.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-21:
Perhaps the OP is overreacting and grabbing for straws. If you truly want to scrutinize and overanalyze the commercial, you could go so far as to say that the commercial conveys a very poor message to parenting skills of the mother, since she still does her teenage daughter's laundry, or that her daughter is too immature to handle everyday household chores. Combed over finely enough, any commercial can be flawed.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-21:
Yet another attack on American values by the Madison Avenue leftest elites who want nothing more than for young Americans to be so distrusting of the individual that one can't even trust one's own mother. Same BS they pulled in Moscow in 20's. Nothing new under the sun they say.

Well I say to hell with Tide's socialist agenda, socialist propaganda and socialist laundry detergent. Let Obama wash his tighty-whities in Tibe but by gosh not this real American I'll tell ya what. These colors don't run and you can bank on it.
Posted by raven2010 on 2010-09-21:
I love you, Stewie
Posted by pkashwood on 2010-09-21:
Children watch TV. Tide has now given children permission to lie, because it all comes clean in the end. Wrong TIDE!
Posted by James_236 on 2010-09-21:
Actually the mother didn't lie. It was more like being evasive. The daughter says, "Mom did you borrow my green shirt?". The mother replies, "It's not really my style, honey" without giving a direct answer to the question.
Posted by momsey on 2010-09-22:
Ok, now I've seen the famous commercial! It's cute! Go mom!

I agree with James, the mother didn't lie, she was evasive with her answer.
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Mother Daughter Green Blouse Commercial
Posted by StanS on 09/16/2010
Your Mother daughter commercial where the mother lies to her daughter about having worn the daughter's blouse says volumes about the character and honor of your company.

Today's business world may be a life and death struggle for survival, but Character still counts. This ad is disgusting.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-16:
I think the ad campaign is cute and very creative.
It is very common for Mothers and Daughters to "share" clothes albeit knowingly or not.

Cougars rock!
Posted by clutzycook on 2010-09-16:
Didn't someone complain about this commercial awhile ago?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-16:
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-16:
You know...some things on tv don't have hidden meanings or agendas. Sometimes they are just what they are. Look at the small picture. Nothing wrong with the commerical. Thank you for voicing your opinion.
Posted by momsey on 2010-09-16:
StanS, have you never lied to anyone about anything???
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-16:
yeah big deal. Ive seen that commercial before. I think its cute too, the mother wearing the daughter's clothes. She didn't want her daugher knowing she wore her clothes. Jeeze. Lighen up a little.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-16:
Oh, no.. not again.

I'll say the same thing I said on the other review. Maybe the mom buys all her daughter's clothes and launders them too. The least she should get back is the option of borrowing something once in a while. There could even be an understanding between mother and daughter about sharing clothes. I think the mom was trying to hide the fact that she stained the blouse, not so much that she borrowed it.

I've seen a lot of disgusting things, but this commercial is not one of them.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-09-16:
now if she was borrowing underpants ... that would be a bit disgusting
but a blouse?

hell ... she fits into her daughter's blouse... that's pretty cool :)
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-16:
Pepper, that was actually my first reaction to the commercial. She fits into her daughter's blouse! Yay for mom!

My daughter is so tiny. I was always envious of her wardrobe. If I fit into anything, believe me I'd be borrowing it too!
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-09-16:
I borrow stuff from my mom all the time. I don't have any classy clothes but she has a ton of it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-16:
Wasn't there another complaint recently about this commercial? Its a cute commercial. And there's another commercial similar to this about a girl borrowing her roommates shirt without telling her. Nobody complained about that one
Posted by Skye on 2010-09-17:
I don't see anything wrong with that commercial, other then that's one hideous looking blouse. Mothers and daughters share clothing all the time, and may or may not tell the other one when they are borrowing something.
Posted by cjhbtv on 2010-10-05:
I'm sorry for all of you that think this commercial was cute. I was very disappointed to see a Mother lying to her daughter and the daughter pretending that she didn't know. It seems to be saying that lying is O.K. Tide has always been a favorite of mine, but now I don't know how I feel about your product or your company.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-10-05:
cjhbtv, you would actually let that commercial stop you from using your favorite laundry detergent? Do you think that all the people involved in bringing Tide to the market and into your home are one hundred percent honest? I think you are holding people to a standard that no one can possibly live up to. The commercial is trying to make the point that Tide works so well, the daughter never even knew the mom stained the blouse. Those are just actors reading their lines for a commercial to get people to buy Tide. It's not a reality show.

Your feelings are your own and no one can take them away, but you might want to reconsider your reasoning. What will it prove if you stop buying Tide?
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-10-05:
"I''m sorry for all of you that think this commercial was cute."

I'm sorry that you feel the need to pity those of us who don't feel the same way as you. Hell if my mom wanted to borrow something of mine I'd let her. She's Mom.

Then again I never get that worked up over any commercial. So if you want to feel sorry for me over that... um. OK?
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-10-05:
So,Stan & cjh, do you also "boycott" movies and shows where actors lie? No difference, it's a couple of actor's acting, has nothing to do with real life.
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Big Blue Spots on Tide Washed Clothing
Posted by Rinky dink on 05/29/2010
I don't usually buy Tide, although I always liked it because it cleaned so well, it was more expensive. So, when it was on sale, I bought some. For some reason the product inside the bottle is BLUE. I don't remember Tide being blue, think it was a clear color.
I have always poured the detergent in while the washer was filling. However, it seems that Tide contains a dye and it stains my clothing. It looks like whereever it touches on dry clothes as the washer is filling it just attaches like a regular stain.
Now, I am NEVER going to use Tide again. I see others have problems as well. I am going back to the cheap stuff and a clear detergent that has no added color in the liquid they merchandise.
I wonder if they are buying it from China nowadays, like everyone else?!!!
Thanks, hope this helps others.
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Posted by Mrs. V on 2010-05-30:
If you like Tide, try the Tide in powder form (big red box). I add this straight to the washer when it's filling and haven't had any problems ^_^
Posted by Nohandle on 2010-05-30:
Mrs. V, I didn't know one could purchase Tide in the big box in powder form anymore. I've always used Tide in the past but have used other brands if on sale and with a big difference in price. Rinky Dink do you by any chance add a fabric softener during the rinse cycle? The ones I've used are blue, Downey primarily, and will leave a blue spot if poured directly in the washer during the rinse cycle and happen to hit a particular item.
Posted by Skye on 2010-05-30:
OP, I use coldwater Tide, and never have that problem with those pesky blue spots. Plus, it saves you money and I think does a better job at washing and cleaning the clothes.
Posted by Mrs. V on 2010-05-30:
I use Bounce Sheets in the dryer (love the smell!).
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-05-30:
Gain is green and I've never had an issue with green spots. Are you absolutely sure you didn't get any fabric softener on the clothes while pouring it into the dispenser? I've had some softeners prematurely contact my clothes only to stain them...
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-05-30:
Good information and feedback. I don't use Tide because it's too expensive, and we don't have much heavily soiled laundry. But if you like the way Tide cleans, maybe you could get the one for sensitive skin. It's probably clear. I really don't understand the reason for the coloring. It doesn't serve any purpose, does it?
Posted by BD on 2013-09-26:
Wow! my wife thought I was nuts
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Reduce Paper
Posted by Tommygj on 05/19/2010
Dear Sirs,

I think coupons are a waste of time and money. A company has to find a printer, a consumer has to clip it out, a cashier must scan it, the merchant has to send it back to the company, the company has to reimburse the merchant. How about just putting a little sign next to your product stating,"Price reflects $.25 (or whatever amount) off regular price". I would be more likely to purchase an item displayed in this manner.

Thomas Weidner

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Posted by trp2hevn on 2010-05-19:
Why stop with Proctor and Gamble? Why not every company under the sun?
Just think of all those people that buy that product and don't use a coupon. $.25 times a bunch of people can be pretty profitable.
Posted by goduke on 2010-05-19:
If you think that coupons are a waste of paper, don't use them. If people don't use coupons, then the vendors won't pay for them.
Posted by FlShopper on 2010-05-19:
I save a lot of money by using coupons.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-05-19:
In a way, I agree with you and have wondered the same thing myself. It certainly would be easier for the manufacturers, retailers and consumers if the amount of the coupon was built in to the price. But I think coupons are popular because they give consumers a feeling of power, satisfaction and accomplishment. Redeeming coupons also gives people some sense of control over prices, more than if the prices were simply reduced. Something has more meaning if you work for it instead of just having it handed to you. I think it's partly a psychological thing. And then there's the matter of double coupons. That can result in enormous savings, much more than just reduced prices.

I have obviously given this more thought than it's worth, but I've been clipping coupons for a long time and my parents did the same, and these are the conclusions I've come to. I wouldn't be satisfied with a sign reflecting the amount of the coupon. I want the pleasure of reducing the price myself.
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Posted by Lulubella on 02/08/2010


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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-08:

You mean, you need the laundry detergent that is free of dyes and perfume?

Tide is a good detergent for that.
Posted by madconsumer on 2010-02-08:
unless stated otherwise, one must figure they use a coloring agent.

as said, tide free is a good choice.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-08:
I don't know of any laundry detergent that will tell you, on the label, that the liquid inside is going to be colored. You can always open it up, and look.
However, it will tell you, on the label, whether or not the liquid is free of dyes and perfumes.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-02-08:
I don't understand the reason for coloring either, but like the others have said, unless the label specifically says "free of dyes and perfumes", you should assume the detergent has both those things.

I use Purex in the white bottle because it has no dye or perfume, and it's a bit cheaper than Tide. I don't need a heavy duty detergent because I don't have challenging laundry, so Purex is good enough for me. I think Cheer makes a similar product. The "free" detergents are usually in white bottles
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-02-08:
why not buy the stuff that's labeled as "dye free"
instead of just assuming

that way you won't go wrong
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-08:
I have an allergic reaction to certain detergents too. I have to avoic the ones that use fragrances, but never had a problem with the coloring. I always get the allergen free detergent. Thats what you have to look for. The one I get is color free and odorless. I break out if I get regular detergent. Next time, just open up the top of the jug and look. It takes 5 seconds.
Posted by Lulubella on 2010-02-08:
Thanks for all the comments. Yes, I will open the container next time and check it. I guess I have just been fortunate in the past that none of the brands I purchased had any coloring added. As for P&G, I noticed after posting my complaint, they test products on live animals, so another reason I won't buy their products. There is a website www.boycottp&g.co that gives info about the testing they do if anyone is interested, along with a list of P&G products to boycott.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-02-08:
why open the container first?

why not pick out the bottle that bears the label that says "no dyes" or "scent free"

can't really go wrong if you read the label first.

as for animal usage
1) http://www.pg.com/en_US/sustainability/point_of_view/animal_welfare.shtml
2) odd that it's only an issue after the scent issue comes up?
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-02-08:
You open it, you bought it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-08:
"You open it, you bought it."

Unfortunately, that doesn't ring true anymore... not in retail. Or the whole, "you break it, you bought it" either.
Posted by Starlord on 2010-02-08:
How about you learn to use the caplock key properly? There was no reason to type in all caps. In the cyberworld, typing in all caps is shouting and is considered rude. It is also more difficult to read.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-02-08:
bkk, yes it does, in this day and time, no telling what someone put into something they opened. As far as the breakage goes..yep been there. Had to call cops on someone that did not want to pay for a bottle of booze they dropped and broke. While they sat there (another story) waiting for the police to arrive, I explained the posted policy to them..I think bail was @ 1k plus their lawyer fees, time off from work etc...not my problem. Convicted of misdemeanor crimes, record as long as they live. Done that several times, never lost in court.
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-02-08:
Gain has always been green to my knowledge, I don't know why you'd assume different.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-02-08:
Don't know why I can't edit my comment, but also tampering is a criminal offense ie opening something then putting it back.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-08:
Jkt, Let me get this straight. You had somebody arrested and successfully prosecuted for accidentally breaking a bottle of hooch then refusing to pay? In Oklahoma that would be a tort not a criminal offense. What state? What statute did they violate? Were the cops and DA family members of yours?

That's a pretty interesting and disturbing story.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-08:
I dont think this would be considered tampering jkt, those bottles arent sealed.
Posted by ejack053824 on 2010-02-08:
What is it with these people here lately posting their complaints in ALL CAPS? Thats more annoying then going to a bathroom stall and find out later after your done...there's no toilet paper.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-08:
It is common knowledge that unless the label on the product says that it is dye and fragrance free, then it is going to have both.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-08:
"bkk, yes it does, in this day and time,"

JKT, I'm basing that statement I made on experience. I've worked in retail... and at that store... people would break things but they weren't made to buy it. So, no... the whole adage of "you broke it, you bought it" doesn't always work all the time. Guess it depends on where you shop and who the manager is.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-08:
Guess I'm going to jail then, cuz I open bottles to smell them before I buy stuff... like shampoo or deodorant. It may say "cool breeze" but that doesn't necessarily describe what it smells like. And if I can't smell it through the bottle, I open the darn thing and take a whiff before I buy it.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-02-09:
liquor store.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-02-09:
Explaination: we have signs posted as required, usually there is no problem and the customer understands and at times we "forgive" them. In a few circumstances, the customer has become belligerent and combative. Some were attempting to shoplift, some were already tipsy, in which case, we would not sell to them anyway which po's them even more.
Posted by Carolyn on 2013-10-13:
The Apple mango scent leave a smell that like they have been left in the laundry basket a week. I love the original scent so I go back to that. Thanks Carolyn
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New Bounce Bounces All Over My Dryer
Posted by Chris602 on 12/08/2009
The New Bounce Stick on Fabric Cube you stick in your dryer and its supposed to last up to 4 months?? What a joke I put it in my dryer and within minutes of drying the very first load it came apart and got a chalky buildup all over my clothes had to rewash them several times just to get the fabric softener out of my clothes, also when I did buy the product from Wal-mart they had NO replacements for the product and said they didn't know when they would be getting some.

VERY VERY disappointed in this product, if anyone else has had a problem let me know...
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Posted by Ytropious on 2009-12-08:
Hmmm, really? My mom gave me one of those to use in my dryer, but we don't even have the darn thing set up yet! (new home). It smells nice and I was excited to use it, hope I don't have the same experience.
Posted by goduke on 2009-12-08:
I've got one going in my dryer, and have had for a couple of months now. I'm not getting any kind of residue on the clothes, but I'm finding that the stick doesn't last 2 months -- more like 2 weeks. Doesn't quite give the softness of downy, but it's pretty darn easy.
Posted by clutzycook on 2009-12-08:
I don't use fabric softener at all. Too expensive.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-08:
I'm embarrassed to even have an opinion here, but I don't think they ever invented anything easier or better than the little blue 'ball' thingie. Whoever invented that should get a Nobel award
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-08:
I like the blue ball thingy too ken. It's easy and makes the clothes soft and smell good
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-08:
We use those little white strips you throw in the dryer. They work pretty good except when you feel something itchy in your clothes becasue it stuck to the inside of your t-shirt or something else.
Posted by moneybags on 2009-12-08:
My Bounce stick also came loose and bounced all over my dryer. I will not be replacing it, EVER!
Posted by JR in Orlando on 2009-12-08:
I would give a thumbs up to the OP for the title - "New Bounce Bounces All Over My Dryer."
Posted by old fart on 2009-12-08:
We used to use fabric softener sheets until we realized that there was a black charred build-up inside the dryer cabinet..which looked a lot like a fire.. since then we've switched to liquid...
An appliance repair friend of ours said that it had actually burned..
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