can reduce that number. ACI’s mission is to reach as many par-
ents and caregivers as possible to ensure that they are keeping
these products away from children just like any other household
cleaner,” said Nancy Bock, ACI senior vice president of education.
“Since June is National Safety Month, we want to share timely
reminders about keeping kids safe.”
In year two of its campaign, ACI is continuing to work with
various groups, including manufacturers, retailers and educators
to increase public awareness and engagement on this issue. In
addition to sharing information about safe laundry packet us-
age and storage at industry and consumer events, ACI contin-
ues to reach out directly to parents, caregivers and media on this
topic, with mom bloggers serving a vital role in amplifying the
ACI has also forged strategic partnerships with the American
Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), the
National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) and Coin
Laundry Association (CLA) to maximize its message. The purpose of these activities and partnerships is to decrease the number of laundry packet exposures and increase awareness about
the potential hazards laundry packets pose, as well as to highlight
ways to prevent accidents from occurring.
More info: www.keypledge.com
ISSA Comments on FSSI Issue
•The US House of Representatives recently passed legisla-
tion that requires investigation of the negative impact of the
Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) on America’s small-business industrial base. The bill also requires the government’s
justification for a strategic sourcing solicitation to be publicly released prior to the actual solicitation. ISSA applauded the leadership of Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY) and Tim Walberg (R-MI) for
promoting these new requirements as an amendment to National
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (HR 4435).
Under terms of the FSSI, the General Services Administration
(GSA) is working with the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) and all federal government agencies to create 10 new
government-wide FSSI programs for commonly purchased products and services. One of these new programs will be for“jansan”
products and supplies, such as general purpose cleaners and
glass cleaners, trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, mops and
A second category is for maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supplies, which includes supplies and equipment
(excluding services) such as bathroom fixtures, hardware, power
tools, pipes, valves, electrical equipment and lighting.
More info: www.issa.com •
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