I’m sure you’ve heard about the incidents surrounding laundry pods and the danger they can potentially pose to children. They are colorful, small, and the packaging they come in is not at all child-proof…until now!
Presto Products 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.
What is Child-Guard™?
Child-Guard ™ is the first ever child-resistant closure system designed specifically for products that use flexible packaging.
What is flexible packaging?
Flexible packaging refers to package or container made of flexible or easily yielding materials that, when filled or closed, can be readily changed in shape. The construction may be of paper, plastic film, foil or any combination of these.
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.
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.
How can you help to spread the word?
As moms we can all do our part to help spread the word about the risks associated with accidental poisonings in young children and help to create awareness for innovations like Child-Guard™ that are designed to help keep our children safe.
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