Laundry detergents can only bring joyful smiles to your family, if they’re used and stored in the proper manner. Follow these guidelines to ensure you have a childproof home, so the only thing you’ve got to worry about is to not ever run out of Gain!
- Besides keeping products out of reach of children, to ensure the safety of your children, keep products in their original containers with the labels intact. Never use empty detergent containers for storing other stuff, especially materials intended for human consumption.
- After each use, completely close the container, and immediately store the container in an appropriate location, which is out of reach of children.
- Use childproof cabinets and drawers when it comes to storing detergents. For further information, please visit Safe Kids Worldwide.
Safety First, Clean Clothes Second
- First and foremost, follow all recommended product instructions, and pay particularly close attention to all home safety warnings such as the 'Caution', 'Warning', 'Danger', and 'Keep out of reach of children' statements.
- To prevent pacs from dissolving before use, you should always close the package and handle the pacs with dry hands.
- Laundry products should never be in the hands of children: make sure you teach them that detergents are no-touch items, and that they’re not to be played with. In addition, you should also make it clear that the laundry room is not a play area, and your front-load washing machine is not for climbing into its drum!
- 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), so that your children don’t accidentally come across laundry and cleaning products while your focus is elsewhere.
- Never mix Gain’s liquid and powder detergents with any other substance as this could cause unexpected reactions or dangerous fumes.
In Case of an Accident
- Unintended exposure to or skin contact with laundry products usually causes no serious medical effects.
- If exposure to the skin or clothing occurs, remove contaminated clothing and rinse skin well with water.
- If the detergent gets into eyes, then rinse immediately with plenty of water for 15 minutes and seek medical advice as needed.
- If swallowed, drink a glass of water or milk and contact your local poison center or doctor immediately. In all cases, please read the warnings and follow the instructions on the packaging, which you can also find online.
Now that you’re all trained up on laundry safety, you can rest easy knowing that while you’re creating fragrant and fresh laundry, you and your family are safe too!