As parents of young children, one of our main responsibilities is to keep our kids safe. Before babies start crawling, we child-proof the house by locking cabinets, installing gates, covering electrical outlets, and adding soft bumpers to sharp table edges. And that’s just the start. With every step a child takes, and with every new skill they develop, we discover dangers lurking almost everywhere we go.
Medicines and cleaning solutions are among the serious household threats our children could encounter. Our first line of defense is to keep these items locked in cabinets, out of reach of children. If kids do happen to get their hands on pill bottles, liquid medicines, or cleaners, developments in child resistant packaging over the last few decades have made it difficult for them to get these open.
Safety caps on bottles require a level of dexterity in pushing and turning simultaneously that is beyond what most children would be capable of doing. Pills and capsules can also be protected in blister packs that are difficult for children to break open.
Now there is a new child resistant carton that has proven effective at safeguarding kids from pharmaceuticals packaged in boxes.
Locked4Kids is a breakthrough carton packaging designed specifically to protect young children from accessing the contents of the carton. As the company explains:
Locked4Kids consists of a carton and a tray in which products such as blisterstrips are positioned. The carton has openings at two sides in which the tray automatically locks when fully inserted. The tray has hooks at two sides which have to be pushed simultaneously to unlock. While keeping the hooks pressed the tray should be pulled out of the carton.
The push points are placed diagonally across each other at a distance that adults can physically cover. This distance however is too much for young children.
To prevent children from tearing the carton box, a tear resistant laminate has been applied to the cardboard. Locked4Kids is patented.
Recognizing the importance of this ground-breaking design in child resistant packaging, Atlantic has proudly partnered with Locked4Kids in our carton sales to pharmaceutical companies and over-the-counter (OTC) retail marijuana distributors.
It is becoming law (and is currently the law in Colorado) that states who legalize cannabis have written legislation requiring child resistant (CR) packaging. According to current Colorado regulations, these CR containers must feature key information including usage instructions, warnings and regulatory statements, and cannabis pedigree information.
Locked4Kids cartons are intended as direct-to-consumer packaging and, as such, their design offers a number of benefits. They are compatible with standard packaging equipment and are compliant with CR packaging requirements. They also offer a better sales platform for attractive packaging design and for including all the required product information.
Locked4Kids earned the prestigious Gold President’s Award from the World Packaging Organization as well as the CPHI Pharma Awards in the category of “Innovation in Packaging.”
Atlantic is dedicated to innovative and effective packaging solutions that meet the demands of our customers and our customers’ customers.
To learn more about options in Child Resistant packaging, contact Atlantic today.