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Keeping Virginia Children Safe From Poisonous Household Products

January 11, 2013 by The Parrish Law Firm

Virginia defective products can pose a danger to your child’s health, but common household products like bleach, oven cleaners, and dishwasher products can be much deadlier.

Here are some safety tips, courtesy of SafeKids.org, in the hopes that you’ll never have to pull out that poison control number again.

  • Read the labels of potentially poisons products. These may include toilet cleaners, medicines, toys, alcohol, art supplies, make-up, plants and pesticides.
  • Make sure all poisonous household items are locked and secured in a place that is out of reach and out of sight for youngsters.
  • Always keep potentially dangerous products close to you and in your sight as you use them. Incidents often occur when the adult is distracted and the product is open and in the child’s reach.
  • Never mix cleaning products.
  • Always keep products in their original container or packaging to eliminate potential confusion.
  • Note that there may be poisons in your handbag (make-up, etc.), and make sure to put your bag in a place where children cannot get at it.
  • Utilize child safety locks on cabinet doors that contain potentially poisonous substances.
  • Memorize the nationwide poison control number: 1-800-222-1222.
  • Do not make your child vomit or give him or her anything unless instructed by an operator.
  • If your child stops breathing or collapses, dial 911.

Parrish Law Firm, PLLC works with families that have suffered as a result of a child’s injury in the hopes of gaining fair compensation. We are committed to the residents of Virginia and will work diligently for you. Call us today at 703-906-4229 or fill out a free case consultation.

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