Child-resistant (CR) packaging — outlined by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA), officially titled 16 CFR 1700 — is the manufacturing of packaging products designed or otherwise constructed to be difficult for those under 5 years old to open or obtain harmful contents within a reasonable time. In addition to protecting young individuals from illness or fatality, the package must not be difficult for adults to use appropriately.
Rest assured that the team at Creative Mechanisms is committed to designing and manufacturing products that deliver on quality while strictly adhering to 16 CFR 1700 guidelines, as well. We pride ourselves on the functionality and dependability of all solutions we develop — features that undoubtedly factor in safety-related precautions, ease of access, and federal law that satisfy CPSC packaging regulations.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has established packaging requirements for products commonly found around the house. Per CPSC child-resistant packaging requirements, you must use child-resistant packaging if the following criteria are met:
Some of the most apparent types of products that require child-resistant packaging include dietary supplements, chemicals, OTC medications, nicotine, and herbal medicine. But even seemingly innocuous cosmetics, lawn and garden products, and even mouthwash way require CR packaging.
When it comes to determining whether a product requires child-resistant packaging certification, the CPSC must consider the following factors:
With few exceptions, CPSC packaging requirements apply to any drug intended for human consumption, prepared in dosage form, and intended for oral administration upon a verbal or written prescription of a practitioner licensed by law to administer such a drug. These, along with aspirin-containing products, fall under the authority of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.
At the heart of its mission, child-resistant pharmaceutical packaging aims to bar young children from easy access to potentially harmful substances. Innovative design, such as caps and lids that can only operate by using one hand, and safety labelings, such as certification and packaging statements, work confluently to minimize the curve of putting children at risk.
The team at Creative Mechanisms will not only work with you to create the solutions tailored perfectly to your business; we’ll ensure any products we develop adhere to CPSC packaging regulations — showcasing safe, child-resistant design when necessary.