As a mom, the safety of my kiddos is top on my list of priorities. When my children were born, I worked diligently to lock up every cleaning supply, anything that could possibly be toxic, and of course plug every electrical outlet and hide all cords. One place I can honestly say I didn't consider much was our laundry room. I mean, why would the kids even be in the laundry room, right? Wrong! Kids generally want to be wherever their parents are, and I know one of the places I spend a TON of time in is my laundry room. With new products out, like the single use laundry packets, it may be time to take a closer look at laundry room safety.
Liquid laundry packets are pre-measured packets of highly concentrated detergent, and just like other household cleaners, they need to be kept away from children. Keeping these and other laundry products stored where children can't access them is extremely important. While it may seem more stylish to store them in apothecary jars, it really is a better idea to leave them in their original package so little children don't mistake them for treats. HERE is a great animated video which provides tips on safe storage, usage and handling of liquid laundry packets.
The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI), a nonprofit organization representing producers of household cleaning products, launched their KEY Pledge safety education campaign in June 2013, which continues its commitment in keeping children safe from accidental laundry packet exposures and injury.
ACI recently conducted a survey, which found that 86% of consumers are improperly storing laundry packets. So, I am joining them and taking the KEY Pledge online for laundry safety! I would love for you to join me...it only takes a few seconds to take the pledge and keep single-load liquid laundry packets out of the reach of children, and educate family and friends about the safe use and storage of these new laundry products! You can take the KEY Pledge HERE!