Keep Your Kids Safe at Home with Child-Guard
As parents, we want the best for our kids. Not only to have experiences in life, but to keep them safe and sound so they can have those experiences. As a mom of kids, I can tell you that I do a LOT of laundry! Tons of it! It never ever goes away! When you have children in your home, there are a lot of potential dangers – some we don’t even think about. I mean, I honestly never really thought of kids getting into things in the laundry room, however, it is possible. It is also possible that curious hands could make their way into cleaning products and packs of laundry cleaners (i.e. pods), which might lead to possible poisoning. Let’s avoid that all costs, shall we??!!
What is Child-Guard™??
That’s where Child-Guard™ comes into play! What is Child-Guard™? Child-Guard™ is the first ever child-resistant closure system designed specifically for products that use flexible packaging. What is flexible packaging? Flexible packaging refers to the package or container made of flexible or easily yielding materials that, when filled or closed, can be readily changed in shape. The construction may be of paper, plastic film, foil or any combination of these.
Why is Child-Guard™ important?
Why is Child-Guard important to moms everywhere? Flexible packaging represents approximately 18 percent of the total packaging market and it’s the fastest growing type of packaging in all consumer goods markets. That means common household products such as laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals and lawn and garden products will sold in flexible packages without a child-resistant closure, could be very easy for children to open and get into and resulting in accidental poisonings.
Just last year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevents received more than 1.3 million calls involving poison exposure for children. The makers of Child-Guard™ knew there was void in the flexible packaging industry for a child-resistant zipper and committed themselves to developing a solution that would satisfy this critical market need. Child-Guard meets industry packaging and federal Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) standards.
How does Child-Guard™ work?
Great lengths were taken to create a package closure that is designed to keep children safe, yet is also easy for adults to operate. To open the package, the consumer must first move the slider to left point of the zipper. Next the consumer should push down on the slider’s tab and at the same time pull the slider to the right along the track.
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Tell Us More About Child-Guard™
Tide PODS® recently debuted a new ad campaign featuring a Child-Guard™ closure. Child-Guard ™ can also be found on Hex Detergent and other products. Child-Guard™ is made by Presto Products Company a market leader in the private label and flexible packaging industries. Visit child-guard.com to learn more about this important innovation. This website offers parents household safety tips and advice for keeping kids safe.
When I started my blog back in 2008, it was an outlet for me where I could write and share about my experiences as a mom. I made a lot of connections online and came to the realization that my voice really did matter – to a lot of people in fact! As moms we can all do our part to help spread the word about the risks associated with accidental poisonings in young children and help to create awareness for innovations like Child-Guard™ that are designed to help keep our children safe. Let’s share about this great product that helps to keep our children safe! Let’s get the word out so we can see Child-Guard™ on more household brands.
Be sure to visit Child-Guard.com to learn about household safety tips and Child-Guard™ product announcements and follow Child-Guard™ on Facebook. Child-Guard also has a blog (woot to blogs), so be sure to check it out! On social media, use the hashtag #GuardIt to get in on the conversation!
What would you like to see Child-Guard™ on in your home?