"Laundry liquid milk tea" is popular and can you buy it online?

Netizens question the design: it will mislead children

  Lawyer: The shape is similar to a laundry detergent bottle, and a warning sign or description should be added

  Following the emergence of Internet celebrity drinks such as "coriander milk tea" and "Zheergen milk tea", a milk tea in the shape of a laundry detergent bottle has recently become popular on the Internet.

  Some people find it novel and recommend it to friends around them; some netizens question whether this style of milk tea will mislead children and increase the risk of children eating laundry detergent at home by mistake.

Some netizens worry, "Children have no judgment, they will think laundry detergent is delicious..."

  On May 15, the reporter learned that this "laundry liquid milk tea" was first popular in Nanjing. It was a Thai-style milk tea product launched by a restaurant called Nanyeli. Since then, there are also milk teas with similar shapes in Chongqing, Guangdong and other places. product appears.

  The reporter contacted the above-mentioned restaurant in Nanjing, and the staff said that the "laundry liquid milk tea" is in hot sale, and has not received any complaints so far, nor has I heard of children eating laundry detergent by mistake.

  However, the lawyer believes that because the shape of this milk tea container is very similar to laundry detergent, and there is a fundamental distinction between edible and inedible, there should be warning signs or Chinese warnings in accordance with the law.

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  Catering stores push "laundry liquid milk tea"

  Online popularity attracts foreign stores to follow suit

  In Nanjing, the "Laundry Liquid Milk Tea" launched by Nanyeli Restaurant has attracted countless attention from the beginning.

According to netizens, this milk tea is actually "a shell covered with laundry detergent", and the inside is a Thai milk tea drink, 18 yuan per barrel (500ml).

  Just imagine, ordering such a bucket of milk tea and drinking "laundry liquid" on the street will definitely attract the attention of others.

  Because its packaging is both innovative and fun, which is in line with the curiosity of young people, this marketing model has also been imitated by other businesses.

The reporter found that milk tea products with similar shapes appeared in Chongqing, Guangdong and other places, and some young people also shared their experience evaluations online.

  In addition, e-commerce platforms have also followed suit.

On Taobao, there are even merchants who start purchasing on behalf of others. An extra-large cup of "laundry liquid milk tea" is priced at 38 yuan, without shipping.

However, as of now, the reporter has not found any purchase records in the relevant stores.


  Netizens believe that design innovation should have a bottom line

  The shape of the laundry detergent bottle is easy to mislead children

  Regarding the popularity of this milk tea, some netizens believe that not all new ideas are worth promoting, and innovation must have a bottom line, because the shape of the container of this milk tea is similar to laundry detergent, will it mislead children into eating real laundry detergent?

Some netizens said, "There is no standard for design, but there is a moral bottom line", and some netizens worry that "when children have no judgment, they will think that laundry detergent is delicious" "It will be troublesome if pesticide bottles come out in the future"... …

  A netizen who claimed to be a coffee designer was even more blunt, "For design, we must be upward and kind, not random design without basis."

  In response to the online controversy, the reporter contacted the staff of the Xinjiekou store of Nanyeli Thai food stall in Nanjing on the 15th.

He said that this hot-selling product can be purchased on both Meituan and Ele.me platforms. So far, he has not received any complaints, nor has he heard of any children accidentally ingesting laundry detergent because of this product. .

  Regarding this milk tea and the controversy it has caused, Internet observer Ding Daoshi believes that the innovative design of this laundry detergent milk tea is not worth advocating. This outer packaging is conventionally used for daily necessities such as laundry detergent. If this kind of creativity is large-scale application, it is likely to cause malignant events to occur.

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  Suspected misleading use of laundry detergent-style packaging

  Compensation for personal injury

  Guo Gang, a lawyer from Sichuan Fangce Law Firm, believes that according to Article 27 of the "Product Quality Law of the People's Republic of China", the logo on a product or its packaging must be authentic, and improper use may easily cause damage to the product itself or may endanger people and property. Safe products should have warning signs or warning instructions in Chinese.

  He believes that the shape of this milk tea container is very similar to laundry detergent, but there is a fundamental distinction between edible or inedible, so there should be warning signs or Chinese warnings in accordance with the law.

If consumers suffer personal and property safety damages, they can require manufacturers and operators to bear corresponding compensation liabilities in accordance with the provisions of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests.

  Chen Xiaohu, a lawyer from Beijing Dongwei (Chengdu) Law Firm, pointed out that my country has relevant regulations on the labeling of food packaging. , food labeling shall not describe or introduce food in a deceptive or misleading way; according to Article 32, if food labels label prohibited content, they shall be ordered to make corrections within a time limit; those who fail to make corrections within the time limit shall be fined not more than 10,000 yuan.

At the same time, according to Paragraph 1 of Article 20 of my country's Consumer Rights Protection Law, the information provided by business operators to consumers about the quality, performance, use, and validity period of commodities or services shall be true and comprehensive, and shall not be false or enticing Misunderstood propaganda.

  He believes that operators should give true and clear answers to consumers' inquiries about the quality and usage of the goods or services they provide.

The use of "laundry detergent" packaging by businesses is suspected of misleading consumers.

  Chengdu Business Daily-Red Star News reporter Dai Jiajia