Looking to make your laundry room a safer place for young children? Presto has created the new child-resistant Child-Guard closure designed for resealable flexible packaging, such as that used for laundry pods, to give parents more time to react to potentially dangerous situations. And, not to mention, more piece of mind.
I received a sample and I have to admit that I am pretty impressed! I almost couldn’t open it myself! I like that it definitely is child-proof!
Child-Guard ™ is the first ever child-resistant closure system designed specifically for products that use flexible packaging.
Why is Child-Guard important to moms everywhere?
Flexible packaging represents approximately 18 percent of the total packaging market and it’s the fastest growing type of packaging in all consumer goods markets.
That means common household products such as laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals and lawn and garden products will sold in flexible packages without a child-resistant closure, could be very easy for children to open and get into and resulting in accidental poisonings.
Just last year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevents received more than 1.3 million calls involving poison exposure for children.
The makers of Child-Guard™ knew there was void in the flexible packaging industry for a child-resistant zipper and committed themselves to developing a solution that would satisfy this critical market need.
Child-Guard meets industry packaging and federal Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) standards.
How does it work?
Great lengths were taken to create a package closure that designed to keep children safe, yet also easy for adults to operate.
To open the package, the consumer must first move the slider to left point of the zipper. Next the consumer should push down on the slider’s tab and at the same time pull the slider to the right along the track. I mentioned it is tough to open but once I did open it..I easily was able to get used to it and it is not that difficult for adults!
What consumer products currently have Child-Guard™ on their package?
Tide PODS® recently debuted a new ad campaign featuring the Child-Guard™ closure.
Child-Guard ™ can also be found on Hex Detergent.
Where can I learn more about Child-Guard?
Visit child-guard.com to learn more about this important innovation. This website offers parents household safety tips and advice for keeping kids safe.
Who are the makers of Child-Guard™?
Child-Guard™ is made by Presto Products Company a market leader in the private label and flexible packaging industries.
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Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. Photo/Info was also provided.