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Safety First Do's & Don'ts

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The household cleaning products you use are safe when used and stored according to the directions on the label. Just be sure to read and follow the label directions carefully, and if you have any questions, call the toll-free number found on most product labels. Here are some simple precautions to help prevent accidents from occurring:

DO...

  • Read and follow label directions for proper use, storage and disposal.
  • Store cleaning products in an area which is away from food and not accessible to young children or pets.
  • Store products in their original containers and keep the original label intact. Product use and storage, disposal instructions, precautions and first aid instructions vary according to their ingredients. It can be dangerous to use a product incorrectly or to follow the wrong emergency procedures.
  • Put cleaning products away immediately after removing the amount needed for the job. This will limit accessibility to young children and help prevent accidental spills.
  • Keep buckets containing cleaning solutions out of the reach of young children.
  • Properly close all containers, especially those with child-resistant caps.

DON'T...

  • Mix cleaning products. Products which are safe when used alone can sometimes cause dangerous fumes if mixed with other products.
  • Reuse an empty household cleaning product container for any other purpose. The label instructions and precautions for the original product may be inaccurate or dangerous if used for a different product.