I’m sure many of you have been hearing that young children are continuing to be exposed to liquid laundry packets in the U.S. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, in 2015 there were over 12,954 exposures to liquid laundry packets in children 5 and younger. That is a huge number! I personally don’t buy these because I don’t feel safe with them around my kids. Although there are some ways to make sure you have them high up so that your kids won’t touch them.
To help raise awareness on these accidental exposures, The American Cleaning Institute is educating parents and caregivers through its KEY Pledge campaign on the importance of practicing laundry safety at home. The campaign shares tips on preventing these types of accidents from occurring, specifically by keeping laundry packets up high and out of reach and sight of young children, and kept in its original container. ACI urges consumers to take the Pledge to a safe laundry room and routine. By taking the Pledge you are automatically entered to win $2,500 for a laundry room makeover!
You can start by taking the KEY pledge to follow ACI’s simple steps to a safe laundry room and routine:
Keep single-load liquid laundry packets out of the reach of children
Educate your family and friends about the safe use and storage of these new laundry products
You serve a key role in laundry safety
Remember to always put those detergent packets away and far from children. There have been far to many accidents already. Children act very fast, so never have those in reach of a child. When you’re doing laundry I would make sure to have the kids away from there too. I’ll let my girls help out with laundry sometimes, so I have to be careful with where everything is located. This is one of the reasons why I don’t usually let them help out though. I don’t want anything bad happening to them. I usually let them help fold the laundry, that way they’re still able to help without being around any of these detergents.
Please make sure to always put these up and away from children! It’s very important that you talk to them so they know these products are not safe for them.
I hope that you will all join in raising awareness of this mission to prevent laundry room accidents related to liquid laundry packets. When you pledge you can also enter in the sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is for a chance at a $2,500 electronic gift card! I hope you’ll all take this pledge today!
Many have already taken the pledge. Will you be taking the pledge to ensure you won’t keep these products near your children?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with American Cleaning Institute. The opinions are all 100% my own and may differ from yours.