Certified child resistant packaging
Certified for the USA and Europe
Locked4Kids is certified according to US16 CFR 1700.20 and ISO 8317. These standards do not only specify child-resistance, but senior-friendliness as well (CRSF).
Locked4Kids qualifies as primary packaging
In 2013 the development of child resistant cartons containing blister strips in a tray was started. Mid 2014, different sizes of Locked4Kids packaging were tested by Belgian testing institute BVI, with excellent results. Only immediate or primary packaging qualifies as certified child-resistant packaging.
Besides this, the packaging must pass testing according to protocol US CFR 1700.20. To qualify as primary packaging, all packaging parts should stay connected after each time they are opened by the consumer. Locked4Kids meets these requirements; all packaging components stay firmly connected each time the user opens and recloses the packaging, making it certified child resistant packaging.
Intense testing: how does it work?
To become certified, different sizes of Locked4Kids cartons were tested by the testing facilities of BVI in Belgium, an ISO 17025 certified institute. Tests with children usually took place at nursery schools and playgrounds and involved between 50 and 200 children per test. In isolated groups of 2, children were instructed to try to open the packaging; they were even allowed to use their teeth if they wanted to. After this, they had 5 minutes to open the packaging, without any instructions.
After the first 5 minutes, a close distance demonstration on how to open the packaging was given by an auditor. Immediately after demonstration, children got another 5 minutes to try to open the carton. To pass the test, no more than 15% of the children were allowed to be able to open the packaging during the first 5 minutes and no more than 20% during the first 10 minutes.
Tests in Europe and the US showed amazing results
Locked4Kids is more than certified, because the tests demonstrated amazing results. Performance requirements state that no more than 45 out of 300 children are allowed to be able to open the certified child resistant packaging during the first 5 minutes of testing. Tests showed that only 2 out 300 children were actually able to open the Locked4Kids cartons. That is less than 1%, when the allowed maximum is 15%.
After demonstration of the opening procedure by the auditor, no more than 60 children are allowed to open the cartons during the second 5 minutes of testing. Tests with Locked4Kids cartons showed that only 11 children were able to open the cartons. That is less than 4%, when the allowed maximum is 20%.
Additional amazing results were achieved with seniors
Locked4Kids cartons have also been tested with seniors. Official testing regulations allow for a minimum level of 90%, which means that at least 90 out of 100 seniors should be able to open the certified child-resistant packaging easily. Tests with Locked4Kids showed that all seniors (100%) were able to open the packaging easily, even without any opening pictogram printed on the carton.