US trade group shares safety messages on liquid laundry packets

20 March 2014 19:07 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is working to share messages about safety issues involved with single-pack liquid laundry packets, sources with the group said on Thursday.

The effort is being done in conjunction with the observance of National Poison Prevention Week, with the ACI reaching out to share its information with parents and caregivers via a 60-second animated video.

The new video is being offered by the ACI to show how prevention of serious accidents with these packets can be avoided and contains messages about how to use the single-load liquid laundry packets effectively and safely.

According to the ACI, in 2013 there were over 10,000 laundry packet exposures in children aged five and younger reported by the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

The ACI, formerly the Soap and Detergent Association, represents the $30bn US cleaning products market.

ACI members include soap and detergent formulators, general cleaning market groups concerned with household, commercial and industrial products and companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products.

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By Judith Taylor