When my son was a toddler and even a smaller child I worried about him ingesting the colorful liquid laundry packets I kept on a high shelve, hidden away in the laundry room. Although I kept them stored in a safe place and told him they were not to be eaten, I still had a fear of him finding them and doing what I told him not to do. I cannot tell you how many times I have found him in an area of the house that I thought was impossible for him to reach!
As you may know, young children are continuing to be exposed to liquid laundry packets in the U.S. In fact, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, in 2015 there were over 12,954 exposures to liquid laundry packets in children 5 and younger. To help raise awareness on these accidental exposures, The American Cleaning Institute is educating parents and caregivers through its KEY Pledge campaign about the importance of practicing laundry safety at home. The campaign shares tips to prevent these types of accidents from occurring. Some tips include keeping laundry packets stored in their original containers, up high and out of reach and sight of young children. ACI urges consumers to take the Pledge to a safe laundry room and routine. And, by taking the Pledge you are automatically entered to win $2,500 for a laundry room makeover!
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends on December 31, 2016 at 11:59p.m. ET. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S., the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, 21 and older. Void where prohibited. For Official Rules, go to http://www.keypledge.com/Keypledge/TermsConditions.html. Sponsor: American Cleaning Institute
I am happy the American Cleaning Institute is educating parents and caregivers on the importance of practicing laundry safety at home.
Join the campaign to prevent laundry room accidents related to liquid laundry packets! Take the Pledge!!!