We all want to keep our children safe and there are many safety hazards that parents might not be aware of. It is very important to make sure cleaners and other products are stored in a safe secure place or put up high out of reach. Check the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, garage and make sure products are not accessible to children.
Young children are continuing to be exposed to liquid laundry packets in fact, 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. 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.
Prevention is simple just follow these simple steps –
- Make it a habit to always store packets out of reach and sight of children.
- Always store laundry packets in their original container or pouch until they are ready to be used.
- Do not let children handle laundry packets.
- Be sure to read the product label before use.
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. Need more tips? Be sure to check out the website to learn more!
I want to encourage you to take the Pledge to a safe laundry room and routine. Just by taking the Pledge you are automatically entered to win $2,500 for a laundry room makeover!
I’d love to know how are you keeping your laundry room safe and will you take the pledge?