What Are The CPSC Requirements for Child-Resistant Packaging?

What Are The CPSC Requirements for Child-Resistant Packaging?

By: Berlin Packaging Specialist
Date: January 29, 2020

All child-resistant packaging must comply with standards in the Poisonous Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) of 1970. Originally the FDA's responsibility, enforcing the PPPA regulations became a task for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in 1973. Since then, the CPSC has set the requirements for child-resistant packaging, with the FDA handling labeling suggestions for products that may be harmful. Child-resistant packaging requirements are one of the primary solutions, second only to proper storage, to accidental ingestion of harmful substances by young children.

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