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Laundry Packets

Laundry Packets

Keep liquid laundry packets out of children's reach and sight.Laundry packets are designed to dissolve in water, so when they come in contact with a child’s wet hands or mouths, they start to dissolve and release the concentrated liquid. Here are a few tips to keep kids safe around laundry packets.

Hard Facts about Laundry Packets 

  • In 2017, there were 10,585 calls to poison centers related to laundry packet incidents involving young children – more than one every hour. That’s a decrease of 19% in the number of annual cases, since the peak in 2015.
  • More than 400 children are hospitalized each year after getting into laundry packets.

Top Tips about Laundry Packet Safety

  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.