A.I.S.E. publishes report on the safety of liquid laundry detergent capsules under the detergent industry Product Stewardship Programme (PSP)

Today A.I.S.E. publishes a new report on its website. It provides a status update regarding the safety of liquid laundry detergent capsules in the first quarter of 2015. The document builds on previous status reports and intermediate updates dated April 10, 2013; November 6, 2013; May 26, 2014 and December 3, 2014, all of which are available on the A.I.S.E. website here

The A.I.S.E. Product Stewardship Programme (PSP) for Liquid Laundry Detergent Capsules (LLDCs) covers product packaging; information and communication (both on-pack and consumer communication); and engagement with Poison Control Centres (PCCs). Today most of the European market is covered due to six multinationals that adhere to the PSP. Since the launch of the programme in mid-2013 a substantial reduction in the number of reported exposures per unit of product sold can be observed. 
A scientific study to map and better understand accident circumstances (‘accidentology’) has been commissioned by A.I.S.E. in partnership with five PCCs across Europe. Preliminary findings suggest that the most important root cause of exposures occur when capsules are directly accessible to children (open packs, or capsules left outside their pack). A full report is expected to be published in October 2015.  

To assist companies selling liquid laundry detergent capsules to adhere to the PSP A.I.S.E. developed guidelines for implementation covering labelling, outer packaging, aversive agent and film integrity. 

These are available free of charge here