ACCREDITATION


Child Related Research is accredited to both International and U.S. regulations for child-resistant (CR) and senior-friendly (SF) testing, as well as general requirements for the competence of testing laboratories, by International Accreditation Services. We are proud of these accomplishments, as they exemplify our commitment to safety and excellence. Through the application of these standards, government, procurers, and consumers can have confidence in our procedures and test results. Accreditation secures an independent evaluation of our processes to ensure that we are the best option for child-resistant and senior-friendly package testing.

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The scope of accreditation includes the following U.S. and International Standards:

CSA Group

International Organization for Standardization

CPSC

BSI

ILAC-MRA

EPA

For more information about Child Related Research and our CR testing accomplishments, Read the International Accreditation Service (IAS) article on Child Related Research, Inc.

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CSA Group

We are accredited under the Canadian standards for both reclosable and non-reclosable child-resistant and senior-friendly packages.

These standards include requirements for the construction, performance, child-resistant effectiveness, senior-adult-use effectiveness, marking of child-resistant packages, and for the instructions to be provided with such packages.

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ISO

The ISO 8317 standard specifies performance requirements and test methods for reclosable packages designated as resistant to opening by children. The test methods also cover the accessibility to the contents by senior adults.

ISO 14375 standard specifies performance requirements and test methods for child-resistant and senior-friendly non-reclosable packaging for pharmaceutical products.

The ISO/IEC 17025 standard enables laboratories to show that they operate competently and generate valid results, promoting confidence in their work.

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CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission sets specific requirements for the special packaging of household substances that align with the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 regulations.

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BSI

Child Related Research is accredited by the British Standards Institution in two standards: child-resistant non-reclosable packaging for pharmaceutical products and requirements and testing procedures for non-reclosable packages for non-pharmaceutical products.

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ILAC-MRA

The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) is the international organization for accreditation bodies operating in accordance with ISO/IEC 17011 and involved in assessment and accreditation of calibration laboratories, testing laboratories, medical testing laboratories and inspection bodies.

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EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designates specific methods for testing ready-to-use bait stations with adults for facility of opening, reclosing, and securing, as well as with young children.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prescribes requirements for child-resistant packaging of pesticide products and devices. The requirements are established under the authorize of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA section 25(c)(3).

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Australian Standards

AS 4710 sets the Australian standard for packages of chemicals not intended for access or contact with their contents by humans. AS 1928 is for child-resistant packaging, and includes requirements and testing procedures for reclosable packages in Australia.

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MEMBERSHIPS & TECHNICAL COMMITTEES

Child Related Research was established in 1970, making it the oldest child-resistant testing laboratory in the world. For the past 49 years, we have focused on continuous growth and improvement. We have obtained valuable accreditations and memberships that allow us to learn and develop innovative policies and procedures. These internationally-recognized organizations acknowledge Child Related Research as a leader in quality, accurate child-resistant and senior-friendly package testing.

ASTM International Member



Institute of Packaging Professionals



Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council



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