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Welcome to PACKETS UP®!, your go-to place for laundry safety. Proper storage of all cleaning products is a daily practice that can help prevent accidents in the home.

Knowledge is key to the prevention of injury and we are here to help you take simple steps to reduce the number of accidents with children and liquid laundry packets.

Proper storage of all cleaning products is a daily practice that can help prevent accidents in the home. ALWAYS keep laundry packets up and away from kids and NEVER let young children handle or hold them.

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Laundry Packet Safety Child Activity Sheet

As a parent, you play an essential role in the safety of your children. You have probably thought about car seat safety, cords on window coverings, and how to prevent drowning or burns. But what about laundry safety?

The American Cleaning Institute created this activity sheet to help you teach children that laundry packets are not toys.

Children act fast and accidents can happen in an instant. Accidents involving liquid laundry packets can easily be prevented with safe use and storage.You can make a difference by ensuring you and your friends and family are properly using and storing liquid laundry packets by keeping them up high and out of reach of young children.

We encourage all parents to download the activity sheet and help your children color it. If you scan and send the finished coloring sheet to nbock@cleaninginstitute.org we will add it to our art gallery!

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Check out this video showing hidden dangers in the home and what you can do to prevent accidents. Share this video with your friends an family and help ACI prevent accidents involving liquid laundry packets!

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2017 ACI Survey Reveals Need for Further Education around Liquid Laundry Packet Safety

While there has been improvement in how parents are storing household cleaning products, exposure to liquid laundry packets among young children remains an issue. ACI recently conducted a national survey among 1,000 parents and caregivers, half with children under the age of 4, which gathered insights about current laundry safety habits among parents with young children. While highlighting positive behaviors to prevent accidental exposures, the findings also point to a need for further education.

Below are the results from the survey:

  • 43% of families with children under the age of four reported that their children can see liquid laundry packets when not in use.
  • 19% of families with children under the age of four reported storing liquid laundry packets on an open shelf.
  • 15% of families with children under the age of four allow their children to take part in loading liquid laundry packets into the washing machine drum.

All household cleaning products, including liquid laundry packets must always be stored up and out of reach of children and kept in their original containers to avoid confusion.

Request your PACKETS UP! laundry cling as a helpful reminder for safe storage.

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