What Products Require Child-Resistant Containers?

By: Berlin Packaging Specialist
Date: November 9, 2020

In general, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends child-resistant capable containers or bottles for use with any product that presents an immediate risk to young children. The following is a short list of products that may require child-resistant containers: 

  • OTC, prescription, and herbal supplements that contain iron
  • Controlled substances
  • Prescription medications
  • OTC medications
  • Industrial solvents
  • Certain household cleaning solutions
  • Hazardous chemicals
Customers should check with the CPSC guidelines to confirm if their product(s) should use child-resistant packaging. The customer's responsibility is to determine whether the final filled product complies with the Poison Prevention Act.

Manufacturers who follow proper CPSC regulations and FDA labeling recommendations help provide a crucial public safety service to their consumers. To view more products that require child-resistant packaging see 16 CFR 1700.14 of the PPPA special packaging requirements.

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