WASHINGTON, DC –– The safety of consumers is the highest priority for members of the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA). Accordingly, CSPA supports the recommendations set forth by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) regarding the importance of keeping laundry detergent products out of the reach of children. These recommendations were made in light of recent reports regarding the unintentional ingestion of “single dose” laundry packets by children.
While CSPA strongly supports AAPCC’s advice to consumers and recognizes that safety is paramount regarding any household cleaning product, it should be emphasized that CSPA member companies manufacture products that are safe when used according to the directions on the label. Manufacturers are continuously focusing on the safety of cleaning products and packaging, as well as helping to prevent their products from reaching children. CSPA member companies also disseminate information through various communication channels to reach a broader base of consumers.
“Companies strive to provide easily understood storage and use information through various ways, including product labels, websites, hotlines, social media, consumers, and especially parents, who will be better able to prevent such unintentional ingestion of products and be better prepared to keep such products out of the reach of children,” said CSPA President and CEO Chris Cathcart.