Today the European way of packing medicines in child resistant cartons is only possible using specialty packaging systems which are very expensive to produce. On the other hand, packing medicines in inexpensive bottles, the standard in the US, does not offer protection against moisture and contamination. And, neither production batch numbers, nor expiry dates can be communicated as desired.
The pharma industry did welcome the innovative packaging enthusiastically. Immediately after market introduction Locked4Kids was rewarded with prestigious national and international awards. It was awarded with the international CPHI Pharma Award, with the Silver Award of the Dutch “Gouden Noot”, as well as with the WPO WorldStar President’s Award.
Today Locked4Kids 2.0 is the standard for child resistant cartons which can be very easily opened by adults and cost efficiently produced.