Product Warning Labels Protect Children from Safety Hazards
This entry was posted on November 19, 2014.
Household Warning Labels Help Protect Children
Household warning labels are crucial for not only ensuring products are used correctly, but also helping prevent accidental injuries or sickness among children.
For adults, it is often easy to think of the home as a safe place - we are aware of the products stored in the home and ideally know how to use them appropriately. However, when children are added to the mix, the home can suddenly become a potentially deadly place.
Perhaps kids could get into areas they should not be and gain hold of products that could harm them. Or adults could potentially misuse a product that could cause sickness among children because the dosage or requirements are different. Teenagers could even wind up misusing products because they are not aware of side effects - one common combination is the mixing of bleach and ammonia when doing chores such as cleaning the bathroom, which may result in toxic gases.
Either way, adults need to think twice about the safety of their own homes when children come into the equation. Even if they know how to safely use products (which is not even a guarantee in the first place), it is highly likely their kids may wind up injuring themselves accidentally by misusing particular goods.
Safety Labels and Stickers Bolster Hazard Awareness
While product manufacturers cannot be there in person to ensure proper use of products, they can boost awareness of potential hazards through safety labels and stickers included on packaging. Many people look at labels and stickers as they dig through cabinets and cupboards to find the right items. By including warning labels on these goods in a prominent fashion somewhere on the label, brands can bolster awareness of proper use.
If companies are really concerned, they could even highlight product warnings with bolded fonts, unique background colors and graphical images (such as skulls and cross bones). This may help draw attention to safety warnings, usage instructions and other important points.
Custom Labels Keep Users Safe
If there are some safety concerns that brands have regarding the applications of their products, there is no better way to promote these issues through custom labels. This ensures that hazards are well known to the buyer, who can then ensure any kids in the household are kept safe as well.
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