This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Child-Guard. All opinions are my own.
Children are investigative and curious by nature. They have a tendency to poke around the house, wherever they can get into, and often try to eat or drink things they find. Poisonings in children (ages 0-19) account for more than 300 visits to the emergency room, and 2 deaths, daily (Source: CDC).
These statistics are very alarming. As parents, we want to ensure that our little ones are kept safe from any potential harm. This includes child-proofing our homes and keeping any medications or toxic products out of the reach of the little ones.
When it comes to products with flexible packaging, such as laundry detergent pods, seeking out products with Child-Guard child-resistant closures can help to ensure that your little ones will not be able to get into them.
Child-Guard, made by flexible packaging industry leader, Presto Products Company, meets industry packaging and federal Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) standards.
Although Child-Guard closures are designed to keep children from opening them, they are still easy for adults to operate. To open a Child-Guard closure you must move the slider to the left point of the zipper, then push down on the slider's tab while simultaneously pulling the slider to the right along the track.
Currently, Presto’s child-resistant closures can be found on select packages of Tide PODS and Hex Detergent.
Many products, such as laundry detergent, dish-washing soap, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals and lawn and garden products, use flexible packaging and currently lack child-resistant closures. This leaves our children at risk of easily getting into these packages and potentially getting poisoned.
If we want to see Child-Guard closures on more household brands we need to help spread the word about the risks associated with accidental poisonings in young children and create awareness for innovations like Child-Guard that are designed to help keep our children safe.
What can I do to help spread the word about Child-Guard?
- Like the Child-Guard Facebook Page to help show your support for Child-Guard.
- Visit Child-Guard and the Child-Guard Blog to learn more and keep up on Child-Guard announcements and safety tips.
- Share the “Child-Guard – What is Child-Resistant Packaging” educational video.
- Spread the word on social media using #GuardIt