Child Resistant Packaging
Child Resistant (CR) packages are designed to reduce the risk of children successfully opening a package and ingesting potentially harmful or hazardous products. We offer a child-resistant press-to-close zipper for safe and convenient pouch resealability.
Used in a variety of different markets, properly certified child-resistant closures are the safest and most functional way to ensure that a reclosable, flexible package meets the requirements for special packaging as stated in the U.S. Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). We offer a variety of Child-Resistant options that meets this standard.
We offer child-resistant pouches that have been tested and certified by third-party agencies to meet federal test requirements provided in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, (CFR 16, Part 1700), and as referenced by A.S.T.M. D3475. The closure provides reliable access for adults but secures the top of the pouch to reduce the risk of children accessing the contents inside.
CPSC Certified Child Resistant Packaging Requirements
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, child-resistant packages “must be designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open within a reasonable time, and not difficult for normal adults to use properly.”
Our press-to-close zippers paired with our high-grade digitally printed stand up pouches or lay flat pouches, ensure your products are safely secured, while still standing out on the shelf.
Child Resistant Flexible Pouches
Whether you’re looking for a stand-up pouch or a lay-flat pouch, ePac’s digitally-printed flexible packages can be child-resistant ready with the addition of a child-resistant zipper.
Using state-of-the-art digital printing techniques, we ship your packaging in 10-15 business days, ensuring your products are to market quickly and seamlessly. Without the use of plates and subsequent plate fees, you save money, reduce excess inventory and have the ability to order in smaller quantities, providing your brand with more flexibility and freedom.
We use premium grade film structures, including high barrier films, PET, Metallized PET, and PE, solventless laminates and recyclable films. With our matte, soft touch and gloss finishes, your packaging will stand out from the competition on the shelf — big or small.
Brands Who Can Benefit from Utilizing a Child Resistant (CR) Zipper
Brands in the following markets can benefit from utilizing a child-resistant zipper in their flexible packaging:
- Herbal medicine
- Dietary supplements such as vitamins and nutritional supplements
- Over-the-counter (OTC) medications
- Prescription and legal level 1 drugs
- Beauty and cosmetic products
- Lawn and garden products, such as fertilizer, that contain pesticides or other hazardous materials
You can find a full list of which types of products are legally required by the CPSC to contain child-resistant packaging here.
Getting Started with ePac Flexible Packaging
When you are ready to upgrade to digital package printing, ePac is here to serve you. Our cost-saving, fully customizable procedures will revolutionize the way you think about packaging your products.
To learn more about our child-resistant packaging solutions, contact us online to request a quote or call 844-623-8603, and talk to one of our representatives today.