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This specification prescribes requirements for household Liquid Laundry Detergent Packet safety to help reduce unintentional exposures to the contents of the packets, especially to children. Liquid Laundry Detergent Packets refer to single-use laundry detergent products that contain a liquid detergent enclosed in a water soluble outer layer ("pouch film"), such as laundry detergent packets in soluble film having an all-liquid content, and those containing both liquid and non-liquid components.
This specification also covers packaging and labeling requirements.
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1.1 This specification provides requirements for household Liquid Laundry Detergent Packet safety to help reduce unintentional exposures to the contents of the packets, especially to children.
1.2 This standard applies exclusively to household Liquid Laundry Detergent Packets. “Liquid Laundry Detergent Packets” are single-use laundry detergent products that contain a liquid detergent enclosed in a water soluble outer layer (“pouch film”). This includes laundry detergent packets in soluble film that contain liquid only (that is, all liquid), as well as those that contain both liquid and non-liquid components.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with Liquid Laundry Detergent Packet use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. It is the responsibility of the user of the product to follow the warning statements and use the product appropriately.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D3475 Classification of Child-Resistant Packages
D4332 Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
D4359 Test Method for Determining Whether a Material Is a Liquid or a Solid
ANSI StandardANSI Z535.4 Safety Color CodeEnvironmental Facility Safety SignsCriteria for Safety SymbolsProduct Safety Sign and Labels and Accident Prevention Tags
ICS Number Code 71.100.40 (Surface active agents)
UNSPSC Code 47131811(Laundry products)
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ASTM F3159-15e1, Standard Safety Specification for Liquid Laundry Packets, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top