Before you go any further, remember that no product is ever truly child proof. Products can be highly child resistant, but nothing is ever genuinely inaccessible to a child. In fact, it’s almost a wonder of the known world how they can get into things that even adults with highly tuned fine motor skills cannot access. While the rest of the world is left to wonder how to solve that mystery, read on to learn why more companies should switch to child resistant packaging that decreases the likelihood that little hands will get into products without permission and supervision.
Advantages of Child Proof Packaging
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, child-resistant packages “must be designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open within a reasonable time, and not difficult for normal adults to use properly.” Keeping packaging “significantly difficult” to open for those under five gives the rest of us a little peace of mind and time to reach the problem before it spirals out of control. One of the true goals is to create more time for an adult to identify the problematic situation and rectify it. Other advantages are:
- Safety and security
- Reduces risks
- Prioritizes protection
Importance of Child Safety
The importance of child safety is paramount. Though children are resilient and can bounce back from diverse situations, the lingering effects can still be damaging. This is especially true for instances of poisoning that can come from unsecured packaging. Prioritizing child safety requires a multi-faceted approach that includes a community effort. Prevention is a vital approach to keeping kids safe. Limiting access to harmful environments, people, things, and other risks can help mitigate negative experiences. Government safety regulations have been put in place to mandate keeping children safe. Efforts like safe drinking water, offender registries, background checks, child resistant printed stand up pouches, regular check-ups, access to education, social programs, outlet covers, and pharmaceutical recommendations are just a few examples of the safety measures that ensure the well-being of children.
Benefits of ePac Child Resistant Packaging
No high-quality characteristics of your packaging are traded for the addition of being child resistant. Freezer or eco friendly pouches can be easily made child resistant, too; it is simply a thoughtful add-on. Child resistant packaging from epac contributes to a larger community that prioritizes child safety. EPac child resistant products are serious about child safety and are certified to prove it. EPac child resistant products are certified child resistant by third-party agencies to meet federal test requirements provided in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 16, Part 1700), and as referenced by A.S.T.M. D3475. Flexible child resistant packaging keeps kids out while keeping products accessible to adults. Many products in different markets already benefit from child resistant packaging.
- Herbal medicine
- Health and beauty
- Lawn and garden
- Dietary supplements
- Household cleaners
- Pet treats
To find out more about how to make your product packaging child resistant, contact ePac flexible packaging today.