Child resistant fastenings
Under CLP, consumer products with specific hazards are required to have child-resistant fastenings on the packages.
These hazards are:
- Acute toxicity Category 1 to 3: H300, H310, H330, H301, H311, H331
- STOT single exposure Category 1: H370
- STOT repeated exposure Category 1: H372
- Skin corrosion Category 1, 1A, 1B and 1C: H314
- Aspiration hazard Category 1, : H304 (except substances and mixtures placed on the market in the form of aerosols or in a container fitted with a sealed spray attachment).
- Products containing methanol at ≥ 3 %
- Products containing dichloromethane at ≥ 1 %
If you need to use child-resistant packaging, you need to ensure it complies with certain in European standards, which will usually be confirmed by the packaging manufacturer in their technical documentation:
- Reclosable packages must comply with EN ISO 8317, as amended, ‘Child-resistant packages — Requirements and methods of testing for reclosable packages’
- Non-reclosable packages must comply with CEN standard EN 862, as amended, Packaging — Child- resistant packaging — Requirements and testing procedures for non- reclosable packages for non-pharmaceutical products’
In the event that you want to read the standards yourself, they can be purchased from the BSI in the UK, https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/ .