Cases of children admissions in the emergency ward due to accidental intake of drugs is not uncommon. Every year thousands of similar cases reported worldwide and the cause is a curious Children's behaviour that often leads to some serious consequences, which is practically impossible to stop.
However, the number of such cases can be controlled by limiting access to medicines for children. This is exactly the reason why the concept of a child-resistant pharmaceutical packaging coming into existence. Child resistant packaging also called C-R is a special type of packaging used to prevent the risk of children ingesting harmful objects.
Typically, to achieve the goal, safety caps are used but there are many other techniques used for the packaging of medicines that are not bottled as blister packs. The technique used to cap the product is designed to make it complicated for children to open. Techniques before using them are practically passed through several tests. Only those techniques are used commercially that are approved and authorized by the government.
In many countries, rules and regulation are difficult for children's safety. Mostly over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, household chemicals and pesticides are regulated. In fact, some jurisdictions have regulated even unit packaging like blister packs. In coming years, child-resistant locks are expected to be used for wide varieties of packs by developing different techniques.