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Prevent Accidents

The American Cleaning Institute works toward better living and keeping people safe in their homes – especially when it comes to the safe, proper use, and storage of cleaning products.

Doing Laundry the Safe Way

  • Always close the laundry detergent container, box, bottle or flexible pouch immediately after use.
  • Keep laundry products out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Remember to keep products in their original container and immediately put them in a secure place after use. 
  • Read and follow all recommended instructions on the laundry product label prior to use. Knowing what to do if an accident occurs is important. Make it a point to keep the Poison Control Center phone number handy (1-800-222-1222).
  • Clean up any spills, and immediately wash your hands and any items used to dispense or measure products. 
  • Questions about laundry products? Call the manufacturer using the toll free number on the product label, or visit their website for more information.

2013 Poison Prevention Week Posters

Click the posters to download a digital copy or go to to order.

Grades K-2 First Place Poster

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Grades 3-5 First Place Poster

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Grades 6-8 First Place Poster

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National Poison Prevention Week is March 17-24, 2013. Learn more about the National Poison Prevention Week Council Web site at Download and share the Poison Prevention Tip Sheet and help raise awareness about poisoning by following the Council at, joining the group on Facebook and sharing these links with your family, friends and community.

Free Educational Materials

ACI Laundry Safety 

Laundry Room Safety Click here to learn more safety tips.


Home Safe Home clip

Home Safe Home This free resource is perfect for families with young children, childcare professionals and Poison Control Centers. Home Safe Home is available in quantity or can be reproduced. Receive a free copy by sending your request to or click here to download.