In a survey conducted for the American Cleaning Institute, 86% of respondents admitted they are not safely storing single-load liquid laundry packets.
"One child poisoning is one too many," said Nancy Bock, ACI senior VP-education and chair of the Poison Prevention Week Council. The 52nd National Poison Prevention Week is being commemorated March 16-22, 2014.
In observance of National Poison Prevention Week, ACI is working to share messages about laundry safety with parents and caregivers in a new 60 second animated video.
"We urge parents and caregivers to keep laundry packets and all household cleaning products up, away and out of the reach of children," added Bock.
With laundry packet use by consumers on the rise, ACI offers several common sense tips for parents and caregivers:
• Do not let children handle laundry packets
• Always store the laundry packets out of reach and sight
• Keep laundry packets in their original container/pouch
You can find more useful information about ACI's Key Pledge laundry safety campaign at www.keypledge.com.