“Manufacturers of liquid laundry detergent packets are dedicated to reducing accidental access to these products, which are used safely by millions of consumers every day. This coverage serves to remind all of us to keep liquid laundry packets—and all household cleaning products—out of reach of young children, as well as adults living with Alzheimer’s Disease and/or other forms of dementia.
“ACI worked with consumer advocates and manufacturers in developing a voluntary safety standard for liquid laundry packets. By the end of 2016, more than 99% of all liquid laundry packets shipped to retailers complied with the ASTM standard. Companies following the standard must include standardized warnings, precautionary statements and safety icons on the labels of these products.
“The laundry packet designs intended to deter access to the detergent include ensuring packets withstand the squeezing pressure of a child; including a soluble film containing a bitter substance; and using a film that delays release of liquid contents so the bittering substance takes effect.”
More info: www.cleaninginstitute.org