Northern NJ Safe Kids / Safe Communities

Laundry Packet PSA

Young children are explorers, and as they develop, they often learn by touch and by putting things into their mouths. Liquid laundry detergent packets are designed to dissolve in water. When they come in contact with wet hands or mouths, they start to dissolve and might release the concentrated liquid. We want to keep kids safe around liquid laundry packets.

THE FACTS: Between 2012 and 2013, more than 700 children 5 and under were hospitalized or experienced serious effects as a result of liquid laundry packets, with the impact greatest among 1 and 2 year olds. That’s an average of one child per day.

Here are a few tips to show you how to keep kids safe around liquid laundry packets: 

  1. Keep liquid laundry packets out of children’s reach and sight.
  2. Keep packets in their original container and keep the container closed.
  3. If a child gets into liquid laundry packets, call the Poison Help number immediately: 1-800-222-1222.

Check out the attached video for a Laundry Packet PSA!

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KJ Feury RN APN, C
Phone: 973-971-4327 
Fax: 973-290-7350