Products that suck: Frog Pod by Boon

There are crappy products and there are ones that are outright dangerous. Boon’s Frog Pod squarely falls into the second category.

The idea is nice: instead of stuffing child’s washing accessories around the tub or on unseemly shelves, one would use a cute frog-like container. It looks nice and it keeps things tidy and my kid absolutely loved the way it hung on the wall. Not bad for thirty bucks.

I followed fairly detailed instructions on surface preparation and mounting to ensure that there are no surprises. Friendly manual suggests that the Frog is “hung up out of the reach of children,” which is exactly what I did. The container was loaded with 2 small shampoo bottles, two rubber duckies, and a small washcloth.

Well, lo and behold – today, 5 days since I mounted the thing, I was greeted with a loud boom from my bathroom. Turns out, the damn thing came crashing down. It was mounted as instructed. It was not overloaded. The surface was prepared as expected. And yet it fell down.

I am very lucky that my daughter was not in the bathtub at the time – she could’ve been seriously injured. Because of this, Boon should feel very lucky as well, otherwise my lawyer would be already calling them.

Bottom line: unless you like things coming down on you in a surprise fashion, do not buy the Frog Pod. Alternatively, you can still buy it but do not follow the mounting instructions and opt for screw-based mounting. It is much more work, but your kids will thank you.

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One Response to Products that suck: Frog Pod by Boon

  1. kphillipps says:

    Alexander,

    Thank you for your feedback on the Frog Pod. We take customer comments very seriously and are glad you took the time to comment on our product.

    The adhesive strips used to mount the frog have proven to be very successful for most customers. However, in some cases, the adhesive strips are not adhering to the wall surface. In response to this, Boon has created an alternate mounting option using suction cups. This suction cup wall plate allows easy re-positioning of the Frog and has been receiving excellent feedback from customers with a variety of bathroom surfaces. As you point out, the third option for mounting the frog is to attach the wall plate with screws and anchors into the grout lines of your tile. This is the most secure method for hanging the Frog Pod.

    Boon stands behind our products and we are committed to customer satisfaction. We encourage individuals to contact Boon directly if they experience any problems with our products.

    Again, we appreciate your comments and your candid feedback.

    Sincerely,

    Kari Phillipps
    Customer Service Manager
    kphillipps@booninc.com
    (480) 456-0224
    http://www.booninc.com

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