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Posted: February 16th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Child-resistant caps are an important safety feature on the bottles of medications or other household substances (e.g. toilet bowl cleaner). The IPC recommends that they are used on all bottles in homes with children because they can reduce the incidence of poisoning.  What is critically important to remember, though, is that these caps are child-resistant, not child-proof.  Check out these two real cases that were reported to the IPC in just a 1 month period: Read more »


“These Darn Safety Caps Are A Pain In The…”

Posted: March 22nd, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

I can bet most of us have probably cursed and moaned while struggling to open a container with a “child-resistant” cap.  Have you ever wondered how these enclosures came to be and if they’re really beneficial in preventing child poisonings? Since March is Illinois Poison Prevention Month, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to educate you on the history and benefit of child resistant closures.   Read more »