Measures to ensure safe use of liquid laundry detergent capsules
The detergent industry takes the safety of consumers very seriously. 除了产品和包装的修改, manufacturers provide guidance on all their packs via the yellow patch, which explains how to use and store the product safely.
液体洗衣粉胶囊 help consumers use just the right amount of detergent for their washing needs and are used safely by millions of consumers every day. They are safe when used as intended and as specified on the product packaging. 和其他洗涤剂一样, it is important to store them in a safe place before and after use, and always keep them out of reach of children and vulnerable people.
早在2012年, the detergents industry has been working on developing a comprehensive set of safety measures for this product category. Manufacturers voluntarily committed to modify packaging to limit visibility and access by young children, and to add prominent labelling to point consumers to the need for safe storage and handling of the products, and the need to always keep them away from children. 自愿的计划 has already resulted in a decrease in incidents in several countries in Europe.
其实，自从引进 产品管理项目, reports of incidents in the UK have decreased by 25%. With further steps being taken, we would expect to see this trend continue in a positive direction. 然而 the role of parents should not be underestimated in ensuring products are used and stored safely to reduce incidents among infants.
UKCPI is working with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (的报道) and is providing information to families across the UK to help families keep cleaning products out of reach of children. 了解更多 about our 今天就行动起来，把它们收起来 home safety campaign.
In addition to the legislative measures on packaging, we will continue voluntary actions such as preventative education campaigns, 因为我们相信它们是必不可少的. Parents and child care providers must be provided with useful tips and made aware of the need to always keep liquid laundry detergent capsules away from children. 为此, the detergent industry has developed a dedicated digital consumer education campaign which can be found at www.keepcapsfromkids.欧盟/英国.
The campaign is supported by ministries and poison control centres in several EU countries, as well as non-governmental organisations including the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (的报道)、防止儿童意外信托基金(上校)和 欧洲儿童安全联盟.
此外, detergent manufacturers will continue to feature a standard safety message on their brand advertisements on liquid laundry detergent capsules, 例如在电视上, 广告牌及印刷广告.
In order to confirm that the most appropriate measures are taken to address safety concerns, the detergent industry has started a six-month accidentology study with poison control centres in five European countries. We are fully committed to achieving the right measures to reduce incidences of accidental exposure in young children and are working in close collaboration with the authorities and poison control centres to ensure safeguards are in place.
最后, we would like to offer reassurance that other non-laundry liquid detergent capsules have not given rise to any safety concern. 然而, 作为预防措施, detergents manufacturers have committed to develop and implement safety measures for these product categories too.
Please contact Philip Malpass, Director 一般 of UKCPI on 07710 000962.