A Safe and Clean Routine
Make safety a top priority during your laundry routine, especially when children are involved. No matter whether it’s weeks-worth of laundry or a small load, there are many important things that you should always do to make the laundry process safer for your family.
Tips on Making the Laundry Process Safer for Your Family
When cleaned up, your laundry room and its contents contribute to an efficient laundry routine that is safe for the entire family. Follow the tips below to ensure you are using and storing laundry products properly.
- In addition to keeping products out of reach of children, to assure child safety keep products in their original container, with the label intact.
- After each use, completely close the container, and immediately store the container in an appropriate location out of reach of children.
- Follow all recommended product instructions, and pay particularly close attention to all 'Caution', 'Warning', 'Danger', or 'Poison' statements.
- To prevent pacs from dissolving before use, you should always close the package and handle with dry hands.
- Clean up any spills immediately after they occur.
- Be sure to wash your hands after doing laundry, as well as any utensils you use to dispense or measure products.
- Aim to take care of the laundry and other cleaning chores during your child's downtime (such as naptime). This will help to ensure your attention is not diverted while using laundry and cleaning products to help avoid unintended exposure.
- Follow the recommended product disposal information that is indicated on the label.
- Never use empty detergent containers for storing any other materials, especially for anything intended for human consumption.
If an Incident Occurs
Unintended exposure with laundry products usually causes no serious medical effects.
- If it gets in the eye(s), then rinse immediately with plenty of water for 15 minutes and seek medical advice, as needed.
- If on the skin or clothing, remove contaminated clothing and rinse skin well with water.
- If swallowed, drink a glass of water or milk and contact the Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) or doctor immediately. Do not induce vomiting.
Following these laundry safety steps will help to keep your home as safe as possible. Know what to do before unintended exposure happens. Read the product safety Information provided on the package.