Poison Lookout Checklist


  1. you know that many things in your garage or storage area that can be swallowed are terrible poisons? Death may occur when people swallow such everyday substances as charcoal lighter, paint thinner and remover, antifreeze and turpentine.

    YES_____ NO_____

  2. Do all these poisons have child-resistant caps?

    YES_____ NO_____

  3. Are they stored in the original containers?

    YES_____ NO_____

  4. Are the original labels on the containers?

    YES_____ NO_____

  5. Have you made sure that no poisons are stored in drinking glasses or pop bottles?

    YES_____ NO_____

  6. Are all these harmful products locked up and out of sight and reach?

    YES_____ NO_____

When all your answers are "Yes," then continue this level of poison protection by making sure that, whenever you buy potentially harmful products, they have child-resistant closures and are kept out of sight and reach. Post the number of the Poison Control Center near your telephone.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Document #4383

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