Laundry Packet Safety
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, poison centers receive about one call every hour about a child getting into a liquid laundry packet. Between 2012 and 2013, about one child per day was hospitalized or experienced serious effects as a result of getting into these packets. The impact is greatest among 1 and 2 year olds, as they are known to be explorers, and often learn by touch and by putting things into their mouths.
Tips to Keep Kids Safe:
- Keep liquid laundry packets out of children's reach and sight.
- Keep packets in their original container and keep the container closed.
- If a child gets into them, call the Poison Help number immediately: 1-800-222-1222.
- Consider using a detergent other than laundry packets.
For more information about Liquid Laundry Packets, please visit Safe Kids Worldwide - Liquid Laundry Packets. For handouts or other materials, please contact Janna Day at firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 241-3262.