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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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2015 ACI Consumer Research Survey Finds Many Households Still Improperly Storing Laundry Packets

Exposure to liquid laundry packets among young children remains an issue. While ACI’s laundry safety campaign has been making strides to help educate parents and caregivers on how to prevent these accidents, we are still seeing exposures among young children. Proper storage of these liquid laundry packets is essential in preventing accidental exposures.

ACI recently conducted a national survey among 1,000 parents and caregivers, half with children under the age of 4, which revealed low consumer awareness of practicing safe laundry habits. Below are results from the survey:

  • Sixty-one% of parents are storing laundry packets in-sight or in-reach of children
  • 81% of them mistakenly think their children cannot reach the packets
  • 1 in 4 parents place detergent packets on the washer or dryer while doing laundry, making them easily accessible to young children
  • One third of parents who bring their children with them into the laundry room admit they can reach the laundry detergent
  • Roughly 3 million American households with children under the age of 4 years of age are storing liquid laundry packets on the washing machine, an area that could easily be reached by children
  • 69% of parents do not store laundry packets in a locked cabinet or closet

Locking detergent packets up in a cabinet is an effective way to keep these products out of reach of young children, especially when little ones begin exploring closets and cabinets at an early age.

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Safe Laundry Packet Storage

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