Poisoning is the second leading cause of unintentional home injury fatality, resulting in one quarter of all home injury deaths on average each year. Still more than half of families reported chemicals left unlocked and more than 80 percent of homes leave medicines unsecured.
Make sure all potentially dangerous products (household cleaners, medicines, and typical garage items like antifreeze and pesticides) all have child resistant closures on them, are locked up, and are stored in high places.
Homes with young children should have child locks installed on cabinets.
Store food and non-food products separately. This protects consumers in the event of a leak in the product and reduces a possible confusion between items.