Fake Tide laundry detergent could be dangerous

AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — Shoppers are being warned not to buy into a deal too good to be true. Counterfeit Tide laundry detergent is being sold in stores, and it’s unknown whether it’s safe or effective.

The knockoff detergent comes in a large bucket that weighs nearly 20 lbs. It has Tide’s name on it, but the company claims it does not make or sell that big a bucket of detergent.

Consumers reported finding the buckets in stores last summer. At the time, Tide’s Twitter page tweeted one shopper that they did not come from the company, which is owned by Procter & Gamble.


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