Poison Prevention // Liquid Laundry Packets


Liquid Laundry Packets

Liquid laundry detergent packets are convenient, but to a child the brightly colored, shiny packets may look deceivingly like candy or a toy. Check out these tips to keep your children safe and prevent an accident with liquid laundry packets.

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?

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.

Prevention is simple.

  1. Make it a habit to always store packets out of reach and sight of children
  2. Always store laundry packets in their original container or pouch until they are ready to be used
  3. Do not let children handle laundry packets
  4. Be sure to read the product label before use

The liquid in these pre-measured packets is harmful if put in the mouth, swallowed, or gets in the eye. Immediately call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222 if there is an accident.

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.

Information from the American Cleaning Institute. Print their activity sheet to help teach your children about poison prevention from household cleaners.


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