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June 29, 2012 08:00 AM
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ACI Reiterates the Importance of Keeping Single Unit Dose Laundry Detergent Packets Out of Sight and Out of Reach of Children

  • Industry Closely Examining Details of Reports on Accidental Ingestion

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 28, 2012 – Detergent manufacturers are re-emphasizing the importance of keeping single unit dose laundry detergent packetss out of the reach of children in the wake of recent reports about children accidentally ingesting these products.

In addition to making educational materials on safe and proper laundry use widely available to families and caregivers, the American Cleaning Institute says manufacturers are closely examining incident reports and other details associated with reports of accidental ingestions.

The safe and proper use of all detergents and cleaning products is a critical priority for manufacturers. "Awareness is the key to prevention of injury when using laundry products in the home. Consumers should store these products out of reach and out of sight of children," said Ernie Rosenberg, ACI President & CEO.

ACI has online information on properly and safely using the new single unit dose laundry detergent packetss:

ACI also has tips on general laundry room safety available at


The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI - formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market. ACI members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers. ACI ( and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.