There are two main types of child-resistant pouches you will need to decide between reclosable and single-use. The type of pouch you decide on will depend on your product, customers, and your packaging goal. Below we will break down the differences between single-use and reclosable child-resistant pouches.
What is child Resistant Packaging?
Before we discuss the different types, let’s first define what child-resistant packaging is. The Consumer Product And Safety Commission (CPSC) defines child-resistant packaging as packaging that is designed to be significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open. This is important to note because child-resistant packaging is not required to be difficult to open for all children.
Single-Use Child Resistant Packaging
As the name would suggest, single-use child-resistant packaging is only child-resistant until it’s opened. After opening, that package is no longer considered child-resistant. These packages generally don’t have an easy-open feature such as a tear line. Instead, they require scissors or a sharp object to perforate the packaging to open. These types of child-resistant packaging are common for single-serving purposes such as medication, drugs, food, or chemicals.
Reclosable Child Resistant Packaging
Reclosable child-resistant packaging is packaging designed to be child-resistant both before and after you open it. These pouches are often referred to as lifetime child-resistant pouches since they can be used multiple times. The main goal of the packages is to make it difficult for children under five years of age to open. Due to the difficulty, the child will eventually give up and fail to open the package. To ensure the effectiveness of reclosable child-resistant bags, they use a two-step opening process. The three most common types of reclosable child-resistant bags include:
● Push and turn
● Squeeze and turn
● Zipper bags (require two hands to open)
● Exit bags (often used in the medical marijuana industry)
Customize Your Child Resistant Packaging
With PKGMAKER, customizing your child-resistant bags, both single-use and reclosable, is easier than ever. We have an in-house design team that will help you create appealing and effective packaging, you can enhance your sales, improve your brand awareness, and generate trust with your audience. We can cater to your customized child-resistant packaging regardless of the size. Don’t worry about price either, we offer wholesale prices at all quantities, so you know you are always getting the best price. Forget about boring, old, and generic packaging and catch your customer’s eyes with unique-brand-centric packaging. Take your packaging to the next level by customizing your child-resistant packaging.