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Consumer Safety Advisory: Single-Load Liquid Laundry Packets

A safety alert has been issued by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding small plastic-wrapped liquid laundry packets. These small packets can be mistaken for candy or another consumable. However, they contain concentrated liquid laundry detergent that can be extremely harmful if swallowed or exposed to the eye, especially for small children. Packets quickly dissolve upon contact with water, wet hands or saliva. They can also rupture, releasing content into the eyes.

Symptoms can include vomiting, drowsiness, unconsciousness, throat swelling and breathing problems, as well as ocular burns and temporary vision loss.

To help ensure your family’s safety:

Do not let children handle laundry packets.
Do not puncture or pull packets apart.
Store the product out of the sight and reach of children. Keep the container closed and dry.

As always, we are committed to the health and safety of our customers and their families. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Support Dept at 1.800.692.5710. Thank you. 

http://www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/132488/390%20Laundry%20Packets.pdf

Last Updated Friday, April 18, 2014 - 03:52 PM.