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Thinking it through to a more innovative solution: EPIK LOK® certified child-resistant packaging.

In December 1970, the U.S. Congress passed the Poison Prevention Packaging Act with the goal of reducing the risk of poisoning children via consumption of harmful household substances, pesticides, and prescription medications. It has led to considerable innovation. Innovation, as any good dictionary will tell you, is the introduction of something new. Or, more specifically,…

Get a Glimpse of our New Sustainable Design of Child Resistant Box – EPIK LOK™

In 2018, we were recognized for leading innovation in the print and packaging industry at the North American Paperboard Packaging Competition with EPIK LOK™, our child-resistant packaging solution. The EPIK LOK™ was designed to help protect children from consuming harmful substances. This child resistant box provided durability and safety, while providing a seamless user experience…

Is Your Packaging Certified Child-Resistant? Important Things to Look Out For

Child resistant (CR) packaging is packaging that is easy for adults to open, but is difficult for children ages 5 and under to open. Around since the 1970s, the Poison Prevent Packaging Act (16CFR Part 1700) has been a crucial factor in preventing and reducing the number of accidental poisonings in children who could ingest…

The Cannabis Industry & Packaging Challenge – The Who, What, Where, Why and How [Infographic]

The cannabis industry is one of today’s fastest growing markets. With estimates of sales reaching $20 billion by 2022, the industry is set to surpass established industries such as the tobacco industry. The market itself has grown tremendously, from figures in the thousands to figures above $50 billion. With such high growth rates and an…

Child Resistant Cartons Designed for Adults

Many household goods and pharmaceutical products must be contained in child resistant (CR) packaging to mitigate the risk of accidental poisoning by making it difficult for children to access and ingest the substance. An emerging industry where this is particularly important is that of cannabis infused products: marijuana can be very harmful to children if…

Don’t Settle for Just Any Child Resistant Packaging Solution

Child resistant (CR) packaging, which must be difficult for children ages 5 and under to open but easy for most adults, has existed to protect children from inadvertently ingesting harmful substances since the 1970s, and the number of accidental poisonings of children has dramatically decreased in the years since its introduction. Probably the most easily…

Cannabis Child Resistant Packaging Rollout – Get a Jump Now?

One of the greatest challenges facing cannabis growers/extractors and dispensaries in this age of increasing legalization is anticipating the many regulations are likely to go into effect, and developing a plan to streamline compliance with changing laws. As marijuana products are still illegal under federal law, even for medical applications, there are no overarching standards…

The 411 on Child Resistant Packaging Regulations

Child resistant packaging was first developed in the late 1960s and has been mandated for certain products since 1970, when the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) became federal law. The PPPA identifies household substances that may cause serious harm to children if accidentally ingested, and requires that they be packaged in child-resistant packaging is subject…

How Child-Resistant Packaging is a “Must Have” for the Cannabis Market

Ever since the Poison Prevention Packaging Act was passed in 1970, child-resistant packaging has played an integral role in decreasing the number of accidental poisonings caused by children gaining access to dangerous household substances. The law was extremely effective. By 2008, the use of child-resistant packaging had brought the rate of accidental poisoning fatalities in…

4 Key Components of Child Resistant Packaging

Many of the regulations that exist in the packaging industry exist to protect consumer safety, and perhaps no group is more vulnerable and in need of protection than children. Many products intended for use by adults, from cleaning agents to medications and pesticides, can be harmful or even deadly if ingested by a child. For…