First child-resistant slider for flex packs launched

child guard

To help protect children in the home from unintentional ingestion, Presto Products Company’s CHILD-GUARD–a child-resistant slider technology– is being applied to FunkGuard, a child-resistant reclosable package geared toward the cannabis industry from FunkSac. The pouch is also approved for use with food grade materials.

Two years of development led Presto Products Company to launch at Pack Expo in booth S-2837 on November 2 the world’s first child-resistant flexible pouch on the initial opening and subsequent re-openings using the Press-To-Engage (PTE) resealable slider. The Child-Guard slider meets Title 16 CFR 1700 of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) with ASTM D3475 classification from ASTM International.

The CR method is simple, effective and ingenious: As shown in the video, the slider opens with an easy “point, press and pull” motion. Users align the slider tongue with the groove, press down lightly on the slider’s top side and pull the slider across the zipper track for a smooth opening experience. Adult consumers, including seniors, will find the zipper simple to open, but it will be extremely challenging for children aged five and under addressed by the PPPA regulation.

Source : Food Safety Magazine, Packing digest