Child-resistant packaging

Child-resistant packaging or CR packaging is special packaging used to reduce the risk of children ingesting hazardous materials. This is often accomplished by the use of a special safety cap. It is required by regulation for prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, Nicotine Containing Electronic Cigarette devices or Refill containers that can contain Nicotine EUTPD 36.7[1][2][3] pesticides, and household chemicals.[4] In some jurisdictions, unit packaging such as blister packs is also regulated for child safety.[5]

A bottle of aspirin with a child-resistant cap bearing the instruction "push down and turn to open"

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has stated in a press release that "There is no such thing as child-proof packaging. So you shouldn't think of packaging as your primary line of defense. Rather, you should think of packaging, even child-resistant packaging, as your last line of defense."[6]


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