Resources on Child-Resistant Packaging Regulations

Links to Standards

If you supply a product that contains potentially harmful chemicals, poisons, or hydrocarbons, you may be required to adhere to the following standards. Child Related Research is accredited to U.S. and International Standards. Our team understands these standards and knows how to ensure that your product packaging aligns with the necessary child-resistant packaging regulations.

Not all testing agencies are able to effectively compare child-resistant packaging testing requirements to multiple international standards, but with over 50 years of experience, we fully understand the expectations and have a proven record of reliable testing to determine whether or not you are meeting the standards.

These standards exist to keep children safe. Child Related Research is proud to conduct testing according to domestic and international child-resistant packaging requirements and to provide accurate product testing procedures and implementation. This is all a part of our mission to help build a safer world and to provide our clients with the resources, information, and feedback they need to get their products to market.

Harmful Substance List

We encourage you to review this list and determine which substances are included in your product. If you identify one or more, Child Related Research can let you know whether your packaging is doing a good job of securing the substance while still allowing easy access for your customers and marketability for your product. If you are unsure, contact us to discuss child-resistant packaging regulations.

  • Aspirin
  • Furniture polish
  • Methyl salicylate
  • Controlled drugs
  • Sodium and/or potassium hydroxide
  • Turpentine
  • Methyl alcohol (methanol)
  • Sulfuric acid
  • Prescription drugs
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Iron-containing drugs
  • Dietary supplements containing iron
  • Solvents for paint
  • Acetaminophen
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Glue removers containing acetonitrile
  • Permanent wave neutralizers
  • Ibuprofen
  • Loperamide
  • Mouthwash
  • Lidocaine
  • Naproxen
  • Dibucaine
  • Ketoprofen
  • Fluoride
  • Minosidil
  • Methacrylic acid
  • Hazardous substances containing low-viscosity hydrocarbons
  • Drugs and cosmetics containing low-viscosity hydrocarbons Kindling and/or illuminating preparations including:
    • cigarette lighter fuel
    • charcoal lighter fuel
    • camping equipment fuel
    • torch fuel
    • fuel for decorative or functional lanterns
  • Over-the-Counter Drug Products including: oral products which contain any active ingredient that was previously available by prescription
  • Imidazolines including: tetrahydrozoline, naphazoline, oxymetazoline, and xylometazoline; used in nasal sprays and eye drops
  • Nicotine provided in a liquid nicotine container

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