Pharmaceutical Child-Resistant and Senior-Friendly Package Testing

In the pharmaceutical industry, you work with chemical compounds that are life-saving in the right hands but can be toxic and life-threatening in the wrong ones. Your industry goals are to provide products that deliver a higher quality of life and to maintain maximum profitability, but you can’t achieve these if your products aren’t clearly marked, easy to open for the intended user, and difficult for children to get into.

Effective product packaging ensures that pharmaceutical products are only used by the right people and that they are safe from harmful UV light, extreme temperatures, humidity, and other exposure. A successful design also protects the integrity of the package and its contents during storage, transportation, and distribution — all the way to the hands of the consumer.

This is why the success of the pharmaceutical industry is contingent upon reliable and well-designed packaging. Child Related Research has worked with pharmaceutical packaging manufacturers for many years and has helped the industry output consistently safe and accessible products. Submit your packaging to us for child-resistant and senior-friendly package testing today.

Federal Laws Surrounding Pharmaceutical Packaging

Federal law dictates that pharmaceutical manufacturers must test their packaging product designs to meet consumer safety requirements. In order to prevent accidental poisonings, the packaging of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) of 1970, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) as well as international regulations. They require that harmful pharmaceutical products meet two standards:

  1. The packaging must be hard to open for children under 5 years old.
  2. The packaging must be easier for adults to open.

That’s where our testing team comes in. At Child Related Research, we ensure that all pharmaceutical packaging falls in line with these requirements. Child Related is accredited to all domestic and international child resistant and senior friendly standards.

Pharmaceutical Customers We Serve

Our child-resistant and senior-friendly packaging testing is available to pharmaceutical and household chemical companies of all sizes and types. We work with everyone from small startups to well-known industry names and many of the Fortune 500’s top pharmaceutical companies in the world, providing efficient package testing for a wide variety of products. We test packaging for everything from topical creams, medical devices, and pain killers to fitness supplements, prescription medications, bait stations, pool chemicals, nicotine patches, and beyond.

Services We Provide

Child Related Research bases package testing on domestic and international regulatory requirements. Our experienced team carries out testing to determine the child resistance and senior friendliness of your package.

About Our Testing Facility

The process of designing and approving effective pharmaceutical packaging isn’t easy, but Child Related Research is here to make it run smoothly. Our globally accredited, all-in-one laboratory is equipped for the testing of packaging products for worldwide leaders of the pharmaceutical and household chemical industries. We offer a range of testing services to see your packaging through the initial development stages to the selling of the product to customers.

Is your packaging compliant? If you are not sure, don’t take the risk. Contact us today to get a quote.

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