Locked4Kids, the child resistant packaging platform
Difficult for children. Easy for adults
How child-resistant packaging works
Locked4Kids consists of a carton and a plastic tray that holds the product, e.g. medicines in blister strips. To access the product, the tray should be pulled out like a drawer. To secure child safety this only works if two hooks on the top of the carton are pressed simultaneously. Looking closely at the Locked4Kids carton, you will find two push points with hooks sticking out. These push points are located diagonally across each side of the carton.
And that’s why children have difficulties opening the cartons. They simply don’t understand how it works. And if they do, they are not able to handle it physically because their hands are too small.
Locked4Kids qualifies as primary packaging
According to US regulations only immediate or primary packagings qualifies as child resistant packaging. Besides this, these packagings have to pass testing according to protocol F=1 US16 CFR 1700.20. To qualify as primary packaging, all packaging parts should stay connected after each opening by the consumer. Locked4Kids meets these requirements; all packaging components stay firmly connected, each time the packaging is opened and re-closed by the user.
Simple, cost-effective and suitable for mass-production
Traditional specialty blister packaging is expensive to produce. Locked4Kids is not. Fact is that blisters guarantee the integrity of tablets and capsules much better than a bottle. Blisters protect the individual dose against moisture and contamination. Besides this, production batch numbers and expiry dates can be stamped or printed on each individual blister. And – unlike bottles – blisters show clearly whether medicines have been tampered with. However, the costs of child resistant blister packaging were high. Up to now. Because Locked4Kids offers cost effective production of child resistant cartons to pack blisters.
Locked4Kids can be produced on standard cartonning equipment. Tablets, pills, capsules; with Locked4Kids they can be packed cost effectively in a carton/blister combination. Whether you need large volumes or small quantities, Locked4Kids offers a solution via highly automated packaging companies or via suppliers which can produce special or limited editions by hand.
Locked4Kids child resistant cartons have been developed for high-speed automated production on standard pharmaceutical packaging equipment supplied by companies such as Romaco, Uhlmann, Pentapack, etc. Blister strips are loaded top down into a tray, which is than inserted into the child resistant carton. With Locked4Kids cartons you can achieve the same packaging process speeds as with regular (non-CR) cartons.
You can find out more on our website www.locked4kids.com
Innovative and award winning packaging
WPO WorldStar President’s Award
Golden and Silver NJPEC award
AmeriStar Award 2017
Silver Award 'Gouden Noot'
Locked4Kids advantages overview
Child resistant, adult friendly
- Locked4Kids is certified F=1 US16 CFR 1700.20 and certified ISO/EN 8317
- Child resistant
- Senior friendly
- Produced on standard cartonning equipment
- Cartons are the most economical solution
- Suitable for a wide range of products
- Individual product protection and marking
- Large and small volumes