Legal Requirements

Products such as house hold cleaning agents and medication through ingestion by small children can pose a serious threat to their health or even prove fatal. As such they are required to be packed in child resistant packaging. As a result of this national and international regulations and standards have been created and are enforceable. Manufacturers, suppliers and fillers use the certification to prove compliance of the packaging to the relevant authorities and among themselves.
Please see below a list of some of the most relevant laws in regards to child resistant packaging:

  • Directive 67/548/EEC on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative
  • Directive 1999/45/EC – classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations
  • Regulation 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures
  • UK – SI 2003 No. 2317: The Medicines (Child Safety) Regulations 2003
  • USA – Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) 15 U.S.C. § 1471- 76, (CPSC) US 16 CFR § 1700
  • AUS – Therapeutic Goods Act (Order No.65)
  • Drug Law (Arzneimittelgesetz (AMG)) requirements under paragraph 28
  • Hazardous substance Regulation (Gefahrstoffverordnung (GefStoffV)) Germany only.
  • Product Liability Act (Produkthaftungsgesetz (PHG))